Guidelines for IMLS Acknowledgement
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) requires public acknowledgement of the activities it supports. We have a logo and tag line that should be used in acknowledging our support. The guidelines for crediting IMLS are described below. You should use newspaper articles, op-ed pieces, radio interviews, and other media activities to extend the impact of your effort; our support should be mentioned in media activities related to your award. If you have any questions regarding the forms of acknowledgment, contact the Office of Communications and Government Affairs at 202-653-4757.
Please notify the Office of Communications and Government Affairs of media and outreach efforts involving activities supported by our awards. If you have questions, please contact our office to discuss proper acknowledgment of funding. We are always happy to receive samples of publications, advertisements, press kits, and press releases created as part of this outreach.
Use of the IMLS Logo
IMLS logos are available here. The logo may be used in a variety of ways: on websites, multimedia materials, annual reports, newsletters, posters, news releases and press kits, educational materials, signage, banners, invitations to events, and even on your stationery. The logo should be legible and no smaller than 1.75" wide. Please review the Logo Standards Guide (PDF) before using the logo.
Sample Tag Line
The following acknowledgment may be used with or without the logo:
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, IMLS helps communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning.
Guidelines for Activities Supported by Your Grant
- PUBLIC EVENTS: At programs or public gatherings related to your award, acknowledge IMLS in remarks and in press materials; display the logo on signage.
- PRINTED MATERIALS: Acknowledge us as follows: "This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services." For posters, use a size that makes the words "Institute of Museum and Library Services" legible from a distance.
- WEBSITES: Acknowledge us on your website.
We encourage you to submit images of your community’s involvement with your institution. The images (color photographs, slides, or digital images at 300 dpi or higher) may be included in our publications and on our website.
Please complete and submit the photo release form (PDF) along with the images (including captions and credits) by mail or email to:
Ellen Arnold Losey
Senior Graphic Designer and Webmaster
Institute of Museum and Library Services
1800 M Street, NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-5802