Call for Nominations: 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Jul 22, 2015

Know a museum or library that is making a significant difference in your community with exceptional programs and services? Nominate them for a National Medal. Read More

 
USCIS and IMLS Host Webinar for Public Libraries on August 11

Jul 20, 2015

We invite you participate in the latest webinar in the joint agency series. Read More

 
IMLS Announces Grants of $2.4 Million for U.S. Museums

Jul 17, 2015

Forty-four grants to 21 states will strengthen museum operations and support the stewardship of our nation’s cultural heritage. Read More

 
National STEM Video Game Challenge Announces Winners of Fourth Annual Competition
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Jul 02, 2015

The winners of the 2014 STEM Video Game Challenge were recognized at a gaming celebration on June 27 in Pittsburgh at WQED. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program

Jun 29, 2015

IMLS seeks a cooperator for national program to help small and midsize museums care for their collections.​ Read More

 
Overview of myE-Verify Webinar for Public Librarians

Jun 19, 2015

IMLS and partner USCIS invite staff from public libraries to learn about a new online service from USCIS.​ Read More

 
IMLS at the American Library Association Conference in San Francisco

Jun 10, 2015

If you are coming to ALA, we hope to see you at IMLS booth #2621. Read More

 
USCIS Webinar on Enhancing Services for Adult Immigrant Learners

May 21, 2015

We invite you to learn more about resources available to immigrant-serving organizations and adult education programs. Read More

 
First Lady Michelle Obama Presents National Medal to Exceptional Museums and Libraries at White House Ceremony
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May 18, 2015

The First Lady presented the awards to the museum and library directors and to community members from each institution, who shared how the library or museum has impacted their lives. Read More

 
Third Library Stakeholder Meeting Set for June 2 at Los Angeles Public Library

May 15, 2015

The meeting starts and 9:00 PDT. We welcome your participation via #IMLSfocus and the e-mail address, focus@imls.gov. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts the First Capitol Hill Maker Faire June 11
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May 12, 2015

The Capitol Hill Maker Faire kicks off a city-wide celebration of Making. Read More

 
Help Your Community Reap the Advantages of Broadband Adoption and Digital Literacy

May 07, 2015

IMLS encourages libraries, archives, and museums to share their thoughts on how the federal government can expand and promote broadband adoption and digital inclusion. Read More

 
Statement from the IMLS Acting Director on the Loss of Charles Benton

May 01, 2015

Charles Benton, a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board, will be missed by many at IMLS. Read More

 
President Obama Announces Open eBooks and ConnectED Library Challenge
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Apr 30, 2015

President Obama announced two new efforts to strengthen student learning by improving access to digital content and to public libraries. Read More

 
NEH and IMLS Co-Fund Convening on the Future of Crowdsourcing

Apr 29, 2015

The meeting will bring together stakeholders from the humanities, sciences, and cultural heritage domains to share their experiences managing digital projects that invite contributions from virtual volunteers.​ Read More

 
IMLS Hosts Learning in Libraries Convening May 14 in Kansas City, MO

Apr 29, 2015

Join the conversation about learning in libraries, both for library users and the profession as a whole, on Twitter with #IMLSFocus. Read More

 
IMLS at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Apr 22, 2015

Visit the IMLS booth in the federal pavilion and learn more about our funding opportunities. Read More

 
Recipients of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced
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Apr 21, 2015

IMLS congratulates the 2015 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts April 28 Convening on the National Digital Platform

Apr 14, 2015

The invitational meeting will address the state of digital services in libraries and archives, as well as barriers to broader access to digital resources for all Americans. Read More

 
Grants Awarded to Strengthen Museum Professional Development and Leadership

Apr 10, 2015

IMLS grants to the California Association of Museums and the Association of African American Museums are funding the development of new resources for museum professionals. Read More

 
2015 Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents Selected

Apr 07, 2015

Five new members have been selected for the 2015 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program. Read More

 
Federal Awards for Libraries and Library Training Announced

Mar 31, 2015

Twenty-two library projects will be funded through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. Read More

 
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

 
STEM-Rich Afterschool Making Project of IMLS and Exploratorium is Part of Interagency Learning Collaboration for Underserved Students
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Feb 03, 2015

The project will use STEM-focused content, instructional strategies, and training approaches developed by science museums to help 21st Century Community Learning Centers offer making activities. Read More

 
President’s FY 2016 Budget Request Includes $237,427,957 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Feb 02, 2015

With the requested FY 2016 funds, IMLS will provide leadership for the nation’s libraries and museums through grant making, policy development, and research. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2015 Native American Library Services Basic Grants

Feb 02, 2015

IMLS will be accepting applications for grants to support core Native American library services until the April 1 deadline. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2015 Native Hawaiian Library Services Program

Jan 30, 2015

IMLS will accept applications until the April 1 program deadline. Read More

 
IMLS 2012 Public Libraries Survey Report Issued

Jan 26, 2015

The analysis found positive links between investments—particularly in staffing and collections—and public library usage. Read More

 
IMLS to Award $154.8 Million to States to Improve Library Services

Jan 21, 2015

The annual grants to State Library Administrative Agencies represent the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Read More

 
Marx Will Serve as IMLS Acting Director upon Hildreth’s Departure
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Jan 20, 2015

Maura Marx, deputy director for library services, assumes the leadership role until a new director is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2015 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants

Jan 09, 2015

IMLS will accept Enhancement grant applications through March 2, 2015. Read More

 
Grant Will Connect Early Learning Services of Museums and Libraries with Medical Community

Jan 08, 2015

Reach Out and Read’s New Project is a "Prescription for Success." Read More

 
Trevor Owens Selected as IMLS Senior Program Officer, National Digital Platform

Jan 05, 2015

Owens to head National Digital Platform activities across programs at IMLS. Read More

 
IMLS Welcomes Input on Its Website Redesign

Dec 19, 2014

We want to know more about our website visitors and how they use www.imls.gov, in order to build a website that best meets their needs. Read More

 
Application Period Opens for 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency Program

Dec 18, 2014

IMLS and the Library of Congress call for applicants and announce the 2015 host institutions and projects. The application deadline is January 30. Read More

 
Institute of Museum and Library Services Budget for FY 2015

Dec 17, 2014

The federal spending bill for FY 2015 includes $227,860,000 for IMLS. Read More

 
Libraries and Museums Kick Off STEM Video Game Challenge Workshops
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Dec 11, 2014

Museum and libraries across the country are stepping up to the Challenge by hosting workshops for youth and staff on game design. Check out the list of workshops and other resources your institution can use to get involved. Read More

 
IMLS and Department of Education’s OCTAE Present Digital Strategy Webinar for Librarians

Dec 09, 2014

The December 18 webinar will cover national initiatives, resources, and tools that public and school librarians can use to enhance their digital literacy programming and services. Read More

 
IMLS-USCIS Webinar, December 17

Dec 05, 2014

Join us for Customer Service Tools and Resources: An Overview for Libraries at 2 p.m. ET. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: FY 2015 Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

Dec 02, 2014

IMLS is accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries until the February 2 deadline.​ Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: Second Round of Funding for FY 2015 National Leadership Grants for Libraries

Dec 02, 2014

Participate in a webinar to learn more, and submit your preliminary proposal by the February 2 deadline.​ Read More

 
Learning Lab Publication Describes Transformative Spaces for Teens
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Nov 20, 2014

Learning Labs are creative spaces in libraries and museums that engage teens and tweens 21st century learning. Read More

 
National Collections Care Survey Is Open
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Oct 28, 2014

14,000 institutions will receive an email invitation to participate. Read More

 
Public Invited to November 13 National Museum and Library Services Board Meeting

Oct 22, 2014

Learn about a historic state museum association meeting and an Aspen Institute report on the future of public libraries. Read More

 
$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA

Oct 21, 2014

ALA, Depts. of Ed. and Labor, and IMLS will host webinar on workforce funding on October 27. Read More

 
IMLS Awards $1.3 Million for Training and Professional Development Projects

Oct 16, 2014

Three IMLS-funded projects will help library, museum, and archives professionals develop expertise and leadership skills. Read More

 
IMLS Presents Webinar on Museum Universe Data File on October 30

Oct 02, 2014

We invite interested museum organizations to participate in the webinar to get an update on what to expect in with the next data file, to ask questions, and to provide input. Read More

 
New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America

Sep 30, 2014

An IMLS grant will help the Digital Public Library of America expand its infrastructure to make more digital collections available to all. Read More

 
Call for Applications for Five IMLS Museum Grant Programs for FY 2015

Sep 26, 2014

IMLS will accept applications until December 1, 2014. Read More

 
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