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Thirty Museums and Libraries Tapped as Finalists for National Medal
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Feb 24, 2015

For 21 years, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Read More

 
New IMLS Data Catalog Enables Creative Use of Library, Museum, Administrative Datasets
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Feb 19, 2015

The launch of data.imls.gov is a step toward great government openness and transparency. Read More

 
USCIS-IMLS Present Webinar for Public Librarians on Human Trafficking Prevention

Feb 06, 2015

Learn about the government’s Blue Campaign and steps you can take to raise awareness and combat this terrible crime. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Museum, Library Investments in Digital are Paying Off
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Apr 13, 2015

A new report highlights examples and lessons learned from cultural institutions that are embracing digital media in their work. Read More

 
Blog Post: Thank You for Sharing Your Stories
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Apr 08, 2015

Over the past six weeks, hundreds of you have expressed gratitude and shared memories about the 2015 National Medal Finalists, and how these museums and libraries touch your lives. Read More

 
Blog Post: Be Smart: Check the Background of Your Financial Professional During CFTC’s SmartCheck Week
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Apr 06, 2015

During SmartCheck Week, April 6-12, 2015, you and your library customers can use the tools at SmartCheck.gov to check the background of financial professionals. Read More

 
 



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Ten Libraries and Museums Honored at the White House

On Monday, May 18, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Acting Director Maura Marx to present the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Ten institutions from across the country attended the White House Ceremony to be recognized for outstanding service to their communities. Read more..

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