IMLS provides leadership for the nation's museums and libraries, by serving as a clearinghouse for knowledge, ideas, and best practices. Conferences and events that highlight IMLS grantees, research and initiatives provide an opportunity to share lessons learned with practitioners and policy makers.

IMLS Focus: Strategic Priorities 2015

IMLS Focus logoToday’s libraries are developing new ways to help their communities maximize educational and economic opportunities. IMLS is launching a series of meetings to hear from a broad range of stakeholders about future IMLS funding strategies. Read more.

Capitol Hill Maker Faire

The Capitol Hill Maker Faire on June 11 kicks off a celebration of making in the Nation’s Capital and is being held in conjunction with the much larger National Maker Faire on June 12 and 13. It will be a fun and interactive event for members of the public, including members of Congress and their staff. Read more.

IMLS Webinars

Click here to view our schedule of upcoming webinars and links to our archived webinars.

IMLS on the Road

New America's Annual Conference 2015: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Library Program Officer; Washington, DC, April 23

American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference (various sessions): Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums; Carlos Manjarrez, Director for Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor; Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer; Steve Shwartzman, Senior Program Officer; Jill Connors-Joyner, Museum Program Specialist; Mark Feitl, Museum Program Specialist, and Justin Grimes, Statistician; Atlanta, GA, April 26–29

“National Anchor Resources and Initiatives,” U.S. UCAN K20 Internet2 Global Summit: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Library Program Officer; Washington, DC, April 27

Computers in Libraries: Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer; Washington, DC, April 27-29

“National Digital Platform,” IMLS Focus: Strategic Priorities 2015: IMLS Staff; Washington, DC, and online, April 28

“How to Plan and Fund New Technologies,” Library 2.015 Spring Summit: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Library Program Officer; online, April 30

Dodging the Memory Hole II: An Action Assembly: Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer; Charlotte, NC, May 11-12

“Getting It Paid For: Practical Philosophy and Practice in Preparing IMLS Grant Applications,” American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works annual meeting: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Miami, FL, May 13-16

“IMLS Grant Programs, National Initiatives, and Commitment to Children,” Association of Children’s Museums Interactivity conference: Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums, and Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist; Indianapolis, IN, May 13-15

“Learning in Libraries,” IMLS Focus: Strategic Priorities 2015: IMLS Staff; Kansas City, MO, and online, May 14

“IMLS and Federal Funding Opportunities for Museums,” North Carolina Department of Natural Resources International Museum Day event: Christopher J. Reich, Senior Advisor; Raleigh, NC, May 18

“Funding the 21st Century Museum,” Florida African American Historic Preservation Network biennial conference: Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums, and Mark Isaksen, Senior Program Officer; Tallahassee, FL, May 18-20

“Fundraising for Libraries Bootcamp,” Rutgers University: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; Newark, NJ, May 19

“NIH’s SCIED 2015: Increasing Diversity and Promoting Workforce Development,” Synergistic Trans-NIH and Trans-Agency Interactions Conference: Sandra Toro, Senior Program Officer; Washington, DC, May 20-22

2015 Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition Annual Conference: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Library Program Officer; Crystal City, VA, May 21-22

2015 Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition Annual Conference: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; Crystal City, VA, May 21-22

Association of Art Museum Directors Annual Meeting: Christopher Reich, Senior Advisor; Detroit, MI, May 31-June 2