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2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service brochure
2012 Medal Brochure Cover

The National Medal is an annual award made to museums and libraries that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships. Download Document

Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture
SGS Report 2012 hlt

Report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Salzburg Global Seminar convening of 58 library, museum and cultural heritage leaders from 31 countries to explore the changing nature of “community,” “access,” “public value” and “participation writ large” in a digital world. Download Document

2013 Congressional Budget Justification
FY13 CJ 1

The Institute of Museum and Library Service's Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations Request to the United States Congress Download Document