Share Your Project with IMLS
Think of IMLS as a partner in publicizing your grant project. Here’s some information on ways in which we can help you get the word out. Keep us in the loop as your grant project moves forward. We’d like to know if you produce a publication, create a website, or hold an event as part of your grant activities. Keeping informed about our grantees allows us to select institutions and events to highlight on our website and elsewhere to help you spread the word about your grant. Here are some of the ways in which we can help.
We will contact your federal representatives and senators to provide advance notice of the award. If you have questions about IMLS and Congress, contact Mamie Bittner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the same day we notify you that you’ve been awarded a grant—three days after the congressional announcement—we put out a press release and post information about your grant on our website.
Each month, we select a past grantee and write a feature story about its grant project for our website. These stories are prominently positioned our homepage and featured in our monthly e-newsletter, Primary Source.
The Project Profiles are broken out into sections that help illustrate the impact of grant projects:
- Need: Identifies a specific need in the grantee institution or its community
- Goals: Identifies the grant project’s goals, and describes how the project will meet the need established above
- Strategy: Clarifies the grantee institution’s strategies and tactics for executing the project
- Community Change: Outlines the results that the project is producing, and how they impact the grantee’s community
- Resources: Links to resources that the project has generated, such as project plans, presentations, or publications
Project Profiles also feature a link to the grantee’s website, a photo of the project in action, and the institution’s contact information. If you would like to be considered for a profile, contact Giuliana Bullard at email@example.com.
Our e-newsletter, Primary Source, is delivered to more than 10,000 museum and library professionals each month. In addition to highlighting the grantee institution selected for that month’s Project Profile, each Primary Source newsletter includes "IMLS on the Road," a list of upcoming dates and times where you can hear speeches or see presentations about our grant projects and other Institute activities.
The IMLS UpNext blog supports conversations about lessons learned and what works in library and museum service, including knowledge sharing, best practices, and thought leadership. We encourage you to submit blog posts about your project. To ensure the highest possible editorial quality, blog post submissions must maintain a conversational editorial tone and adhere to the IMLS Commenting and Posting Policy to be considered for posting. Click here to view our guest blogger guidelines and authorization.
We encourage you to include a photo or other media content with your post. Please provide captions and photo credit. Please be sure to review the "Media Content Submission" section of the IMLS Blog Contributor Authorization and Release before signing.
Please submit your final draft to Melissa Heintz at firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a signed IMLS Blog Contributor Authorization and Release. Include a one- to two-sentence summary for the IMLS website.
Let us know when you tweet about your award, and be sure to include @US_IMLS in your tweet so we can re-tweet the news to our followers.
If you have created a video about your IMLS-funded project and have posted it on YouTube, we can link your video post to our IMLS YouTube Channel.
If you would like to learn more about how your institution can take advantage of these opportunities, call our Office of Communications and Government Affairs at (202) 653-4757.