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.

Public Hearing: “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact”

IMLS is holding a public hearing, “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” to examine the need for high speed broadband in America’s libraries. IMLS is charged with advising the President and Congress about the library, museum, and information service needs of the American public. Read more.

IMLS Focus: Funding Priorities 2014

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, particularly for the agency’s National Leadership Grant program. Read more.

IMLS Webinars

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

WebWise

WebWise logoWebWise 2014 took place February 10-12 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace in Baltimore, MD. The two-and-a-half-day conference exploring digital technologies in museums and libraries featured keynote speakers Nick Poole from Collections Trust and Mary Flanagan from Dartmouth University. Read more.

Let's Move! Museums & Gardens

Let's Move logoCheck out our calendar of events to see where Let's Move! Museums & Gardens activities are happening near you.

IMLS on the Road

National Poetry Month Event Tour with National Student Poet Sojourner Ahebee: Timothy Owens, Senior Program Officer; Cleveland, OH, April 23 – 25

Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting: Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer; Austin, TX, April 23-27

Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) Annual Conference: Matt Birnbaum, Senior Evaluation Officer ; Absecon, NJ, April 27-29

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, 27th Session, World Intellectual Property Organization: Nancy E. Weiss, General Counsel; Geneva, Switzerland, April 28 – May 2, 2014

IMLS Focus: Funding Priorities 2014 – National Digital Platform: Susan Hildreth, Director; Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Bob Horton, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services; Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; James Lonergan, Senior Program Officer; Kim Okahara, Program Analyst; Teri DeVoe, Program Specialist; Katie Murray, Staff Assistant; New York, NY, April 29

Art Libraries Society of America 2014 Conference: Sandy Toro, Senior Program Officer; Washington, DC, May 1 – 5

Summit on the Future of Libraries at the Library of Congress: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Washington, DC, May 2– 3

COSLA Spring Meeting: Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Laurie Brooks, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services; Washington, DC, May 7

Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) 2014 Annual Conference: Mary Alice Ball, Senior Program Officer; Washington, DC, May 8 – 9

2014 IMLS Pacific Region Library Services Grants Training Workshop:  James Lonergan, Senior Program Officer, Honolulu, HI, May 12 – 14

FEDLINK Spring Expo: Teri DeVoe, Program Specialist; Washington, DC, May 13 – 14

“IMLS Grant Programs, National Initiatives, and Commitment to Children,” Association of Children’s Museums Interactivity Annual Conference: Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums and Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist; Phoenix, AZ, May 13-16

IMLS Focus: Funding Priorities 2014 – Learning Spaces in Libraries: Susan Hildreth, Director; Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services; Bob Horton, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services; Tim Carrigan, Senior Program Officer; Timothy Owens, Senior Program Officer; Sarah Fuller, Program Specialist; Katie Murray, Staff Assistant; San Francisco, CA, May 15

“You Be the Judge: Mock Application Review Panel with IMLS” and “Connecting to Community: Learn from the National Medalists!” American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference: Susan Hildreth, Director; Claudia French, Deputy Director for Museums, Christopher Reich, Senior Museum Advisor, Helen Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, Mark Isaksen, Senior Museum Program Officer; Sandra Narva, Senior Museum Program Officer; Steve Shwartzman, Senior Museum Program Officer; Sarah Glass, Museum Program Specialist; Maria Raviele, Evaluation Officer; Seattle, WA, May 18-21

“CETF Broadband Champions and Board Meeting,” California Emerging Technology Fund: Susan Hildreth, Director; Los Angeles, CA, May 20

Canadian Library Association Annual Meeting: Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Victoria, BC, May 27-June 1

American Institute for Conservation Annual Conference: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, Office of Museum Services; San Francisco, CA, May 28-31

Legislative Data and Transparency Conference: Bob Horton, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services; Washington, DC, May 29