Five High School Students Receive Nation’s Top Honor for Youth Poets
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Sep 18, 2014

Third Class of the National Student Poets Program has been selected by White House Committee to Serve as National Poetry Ambassadors Read More

 
Federal Grants of $30 Million Awarded to Support Museums across the U.S.

Sep 18, 2014

Today IMLS announces recipients of the Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs. Grants awarded in 2014 inspire museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Read More

 
USCIS Webinar on ELIS, the Electronic Immigration System, for Public Librarians

Sep 16, 2014

The September 29 webinar will help librarians understand how the ELIS system works and what’s in store as USCIS transitions to a fully electronic application process. Read More

 
IMLS Awards $3.9 Million for Library Service to Native Americans and Native Hawaiians

Sep 11, 2014

IMLS grants support basic library services, 21st century skills training and cultural projects and initiatives.​ Read More

 
IMLS Awards $9.2 Million to Improve Library Services in the U.S.

Sep 11, 2014

IMLS investments will address library challenges, test innovations, and improve library services nationwide.​ Read More

 
IMLS Awards Grant to OCLC to Help Libraries Continue to Support Community Health Initiatives

Sep 04, 2014

OCLC ZeroDivide will develop additional resources for individual libraries to highlight ways they can lead or support health initiatives. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: FY2015 National Leadership Grants for Libraries

Aug 13, 2014

IMLS seeks proposals that address new strategic priorities identified in nationally-webcast IMLS Focus meetings. Learn more at our webinars on August 20, at 3:00 PM ET, and (repeated) on September 16, at 3:00 PM ET. Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: IMLS Provides $241,500 in Grants for the Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States

Aug 06, 2014

IMLS announced grants that will help expand digital services and connectivity, digital literacy, professional development, and support summer reading, bookmobiles, collections, and more. Read More

 
IMLS Awards Crowdsourcing Grant to Tiltfactor Laboratory at Dartmouth College

Aug 01, 2014

IMLS forum grant will support a consortium to explore crowdsourcing strategies for libraries and archives.​ Read More

 
Webinar for Libraries and Museums on Integrating Early Learning Activities with State Systems

Jul 28, 2014

The August 4th webinar will provide an overview of the state systems of early learning and describe how museums and libraries can align their early learning activities with these systems. Read More

 
Call for Nominations: 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
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Jul 17, 2014

Does your museum or library have a commitment to excellence and serve its community new and innovative ways? Museums and libraries of all types can apply for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Send your nomination by October 15. Read More

 
Call for Applications: FY 2015 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Jul 15, 2014

IMLS is accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program through September 15, 2014. Read More

 
IMLS Announces New Awards to Strengthen Early Learning Activities at Libraries and Museums

Jul 11, 2014

Three awards, totaling $771,854, will help involve libraries and museums in state-level and systems-level early learning strategies. Read More

 
IMLS Announces Grants of $2 Million for U.S. Museums

Jul 10, 2014

IMLS announces 37 museum grants awarded through three programs: African American History and Culture, Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums, and Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services. Read More

 
Financial Education Webinar for Librarians

Jul 07, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau presents a webinar July 10 about resources to help library customers make more informed decisions about money. Read More

 
FY 2012 Public Library Survey Data Released

Jul 02, 2014

Data is an annual census describing the operations and public use of libraries in the U.S. Read More

 
Robin L. Dale Selected as IMLS Associate Deputy Director in the Office of Library Services

Jun 20, 2014

Dale will head the IMLS Grants to States Program, the agency’s largest grant program. Read More

 
IMLS Releases 2011 Public Libraries in the United States Report
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Jun 18, 2014

The report shows the state of public library service in the U.S. and how investments affect library usage.​ Read More

 
Museums and Libraries in the Middle of the Maker Movement

Jun 18, 2014

As part of the first White House Maker Faire, IMLS announces support for making across the nation’s community centers of learning. Read More

 
USCIS Webinar for Public Librarians on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Jun 17, 2014

June 25 webinar will provide librarians with a basic understanding of deferred action, specifics on who may qualify, and identify how to file. Read More

 
IMLS at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas

Jun 11, 2014

Visit IMLS at Booth #1534 to meet with IMLS staff and learn more about our funded projects Read More

 
IMLS Publishes Results of State Library Administrative Agency Survey for Fiscal Year 2012
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Jun 10, 2014

The 2012 SLAA Survey shows that revenue and staffing levels at state library administrative agencies continue to decline. Read More

 
Third Library Stakeholder Meeting Set for June 5 at Chicago Public Library

May 22, 2014

Participate in the discussion on STEM learning in libraries through Twitter using the hashtag #imlsfocus.​ Read More

 
IMLS Museum Universe Data File Webinar: June 11

May 21, 2014

Learn more about how the data file was created and how you can use it. Read More

 
Let’s Move! Webinar Will Feature CMOM’s EatPlayGrow™ Curriculum
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May 21, 2014

Learn how to use its creative educational approach for programming at your institution. Read More

 
Government Doubles Official Estimate: There Are 35,000 Active Museums in the U.S.
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May 19, 2014

The data file is available free of charge for use, reuse and distribution. Read More

 
ACM, IMLS Announce Children’s Museum Access Program for Low-Income Families
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May 15, 2014

The Museums for All initiative aims to make the high-quality learning experiences of children’s museums more accessible to low-income families. Read More

 
First Lady Michelle Obama Presents National Medal for Museum and Library Service at White House Event
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May 08, 2014

Michelle Obama presented medals to each winner and praised the community service and educational roles of museums and libraries. Read More

 
IMLS and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to Partner on Makerspaces Project
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May 08, 2014

With IMLS support, the museum and its partners will develop a suite of maker tools and resources for libraries and museums. Read More

 
E-Verify: Employment Eligibility Verification Webinar for Public Librarians

May 07, 2014

IMLS will present the third webinar in the USCIS series on June 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts Library Stakeholder Meeting May 15 at San Francisco Public Library

May 06, 2014

Watch the webcast of the library learning spaces discussion and join in on Twitter: #imlsfocus. Read More

 
National Museum and Library Services Board to Meet May 8, 2014

Apr 25, 2014

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will focus on topics that are shaping future directions for museums and libraries. Read More

 
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
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Apr 24, 2014

Mrs. Obama will present the awards at a May 8 White House ceremony. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts Library Convening April 29 at the New York Public Library

Apr 16, 2014

Join the conversation on twitter: #imlsfocus. Read More

 
Institute of Museum and Library Services to Hold Public Hearing

Apr 07, 2014

Members of the media and the public are invited to the IMLS e-rate hearing on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. – noon EDT, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. Read More

 
National Student Poets Amplify the Teen Voice for National Poetry Month
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Apr 01, 2014

Selected by a White House committee, student poetry ambassadors connect youth across the country to the dynamic art of literary self-expression Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: FY 14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Mar 31, 2014

Grants will prepare librarians to serve tribal communities, immigrants, underserved youth and preschoolers, rare book researchers, and many others. Read More

 
IMLS and Sloan Foundation Award $1 Million to ARL for SHARE Notification Service
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Mar 28, 2014

With IMLS and Sloan Foundation funding, ARL and its partners will create a notification system for the research community to learn of new findings, data, and reports. Read More

 
Institute of Museum and Library Services to Hold Public Hearing

Mar 19, 2014

The public hearing will be April 17, 2014, at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington, DC. Read More

 
IMLS to Host Meetings with Library Stakeholders to Inform Future Grant Directions

Mar 19, 2014

IMLS will host the first in a series of meetings about future funding strategies at the New York Public Library on April 29. Read More

 
IMLS Announces Library Grants for Continuing Education, the Future of Libraries, and Digital Youth

Mar 13, 2014

IMLS announced today grants totaling $328,659 for projects of the American Library Association (ALA), the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Inc. (COSLA), and the University of Washington. Read More

 
Preview of FY 2011 Public Libraries Survey Available

Mar 12, 2014

IMLS presents a first look at the findings from the 2011 Public Library Survey, the most comprehensive survey about public libraries in the United States. Read More

 
IMLS Grant to Support Development of Library Digital Badging System

Mar 12, 2014

IMLS is awarding a $250,000 grant to the Brooklyn Public Library and its partner BiblioCommons for the creation and piloting of an online badging system for libraries. Read More

 
Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens Webinar: Wednesday, March 19
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Mar 11, 2014

Learn how museums and gardens can use the USDA’s MyPlate in programming and food service. Read More

 
President’s FY 2015 Budget Request Includes $226,448,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Mar 04, 2014

With the requested FY 2015 funds, IMLS will provide leadership for the nation’s libraries and museums through grant making, policy development, and research. Read More

 
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalists
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Mar 03, 2014

Thirty institutions from across the country are finalists for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Read More

 
Second Webinar in USCIS-IMLS Series for Public Librarians Scheduled for March 6

Feb 20, 2014

IMLS and USCIS will present the second in the free webinar series on March 6. Read More

 
Workshop Invitation for American Indian Libraries

Feb 20, 2014

IMLS, Department of the Interior, and the Federal Library Information Network (FEDLINK) present a day of Making Connections. Read More

 
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces 20th Anniversary of National Medal Program
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Feb 19, 2014

IMLS celebrates 20 years of the award that has recognized 132 outstanding museums and libraries. Read More

 
Call for Applications: 2014 Native Hawaiian Library Services Program

Jan 28, 2014

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2014. Read More

 
IMLS Budget for FY 2014

Jan 23, 2014

The federal spending bill for FY 2014 includes $226,860,000 for IMLS. Read More

 
Results Released: Assessment of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Jan 17, 2014

IMLS today released the results of an independent study of its Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.​ Read More

 
Webinar on Immigration Resources for Public Librarians Scheduled

Jan 16, 2014

IMLS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present the first in a series of free webinars for public libraries about immigration and U.S. citizenship topics on February 4. Read More

 
$5.1 Million Awarded for Delving into Big Humanities and Social Science Data

Jan 15, 2014

IMLS joins nine international research funders to announce the winners of the third Digging into Data Challenge, highlighting innovative humanities and social science research using big data. Read More

 
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Webinar January 16
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Jan 13, 2014

Libraries and Museums are encouraged to apply for the program, which has a deadline of February 10th.​ Read More

 
Call for Applications: 2014 Native American Library Services Basic and Enhancement Grants

Dec 16, 2013

The deadline for Native American Library Services Basic Grants and Enhancement Grants is March 3, 2014.​ Read More

 
Webinar on Immigration Resources for Public Librarians Is Postponed

Dec 11, 2013

Tomorrow’s Immigration and Naturalization 101 webinar will take place at a later date. Read More

 
Dartmouth College’s Mary Flanagan and Collections Trust’s Nick Poole To Keynote WebWise 2014
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Nov 27, 2013

Registration is now open for the Institute of Museum and Library Services’s 2014 WebWise conference, which will take place February 10-12 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace in Baltimore, MD Read More

 
New Federal Webinar Series Explores Immigration Resources for Public Librarians

Nov 20, 2013

Join IMLS and USCIS for a free webinar, Immigration and Naturalization 101, December 12th, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST Read More

 
Call for Applications: FY 2014 Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

Nov 15, 2013

IMLS is accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries. The application deadline is February 3, 2014. Read More

 
IMLS Announces Effort to Strengthen State Museum Associations
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Nov 08, 2013

Association leaders to convene March 28 and 29 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Read More

 
Reissued with Corrections: National Museum and Library Services Board to Meet on November 15 in Birmingham

Oct 31, 2013

The Birmingham Public Library will host the 28th meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board. Read More

 
Call for Applications: 2014 National Leadership Grants for Libraries

Oct 31, 2013

IMLS is accepting applications for National Leadership Grants for Libraries. The application deadline is February 3, 2014. Read More

 
National Museum and Library Services Board to Meet on November 15 in Birmingham

Oct 30, 2013

The Birmingham Public Library will host the 28th meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board. Members of the public are invited to attend. Read More

 
IMLS Provides $4.3 Million for Early Learning Projects
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Oct 29, 2013

Museums and Libraries will address school readiness and summer reading loss with grants from IMLS. Read More

 
Webinars for Prospective Applicants Rescheduled; National Medal for Museum and Library Service Deadline Extended

Oct 18, 2013

IMLS has rescheduled five live webinars for people considering applying for IMLS grants and extended the deadline for its National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Read More

 
IMLS Provides $487,158 in Grants for Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States, and Hawaii

Sep 26, 2013

IMLS provides support for Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States, and U.S. Virgin Islands through a competitive process. Grants to the region include funding for a project in Honolulu, Hawaii.​ Read More

 
More than $14.6 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to U.S. Libraries

Sep 26, 2013

IMLS announced grants for 63 library projects across the nation through three grant programs, Native American Library Services Enhancement program, the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, and the National Leadership Grants for Libraries . Read More

 
Use of Small and Rural Libraries Grows in the Digital Age
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Sep 25, 2013

More than 77 percent of all public libraries in the United States are small. New IMLS data provide the first federal look at small and rural libraries. Read More

 
Second Annual Class of National Student Poets Appointed to Serve One Year as Literary Ambassadors
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Sep 24, 2013

Class of five high school writers selected by White House Committee for the National Students Poets Program, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets. Read More