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IMLS Focus -- Funding Priorities 2015

In 2014, the Institute of Museum and Library Services piloted a series of meetings focused on desired impacts of federal funding for libraries. IMLS is currently in the planning stages for another round of IMLS Focus meetings for 2015, kicking off with a meeting in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

This nationwide engagement tour to inform IMLS funding strategies will consist of daylong meetings that will allow for broad participation via webcast and social media.  IMLS will host three meetings between April and June, each focused on a different funding priority:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Washington, DC
Focus: National Digital Platform

This convening will focus on a national digital platform, including the Hubs model of content aggregation.  Attendees will look at the state of digital services in libraries and archives and pose questions on barriers to broader access. The meeting will aim to identify concrete insights, including areas for funding, future research and other tangible outcomes.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Kansas City, KS

Stay tuned for more information.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

Stay tuned for more information.

Through discussion with meeting attendees and broad representation from the country's libraries and library organizations, IMLS hopes to capture input that will help us move forward together and make federal investments that will most effectively support broad access to digital materials for the American people.

View webcats, notes, and more from the 2014 IMLS Focus meetings.