Today’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. The kickoff event, to be held at the New York Public Library on April 29, will examine how IMLS can best support national digital initiatives.
IMLS Deputy Director for Libraries Maura Marx will lead the series of nationally webcasted meetings with library leaders and other experts. IMLS invites broad participation via the webcasts and social media. Library professionals and the public are invited to view live webcasts of the meeting and to participate by submitting questions and ideas via Twitter at #imlsfocus or by email at email@example.com.
These interactive events will spotlight the importance of strong libraries to benefit all Americans and will explore three areas of funding that align with the agency’s three goals, supporting libraries’ role in providing opportunities for lifelong learning, anchors for community engagement, and access to content.
May 22, 2014: Third Library Stakeholder Meeting Set for June 5 at Chicago Public Library
May 6, 2014: IMLS Hosts Library Stakeholder Meeting May 15 at San Francisco Public Library
April 16, 2014: IMLS Hosts Library Convening April 29 at the New York Public Library
March 19, 2014: IMLS to Host Meetings with Library Stakeholders to Inform Future Grant Directions