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2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service brochure
cover of the 2011 Medals brochure

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

Supporting Museums – Serving Communities: An Evaluation of the Museums for America Program (Executive Summary)
MFAEval ExecSummary

Museums for America (MFA) is the largest IMLS grant program for museums. In 2009 and 2010, RMC Research Corporation carried out an independent evaluation of the program and found that it has had an immediate and sustained impact on museum users. Download Document

Research Brief No. 4: Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users
over of Research Brief

This brief provides a demographic analysis of public access computer users and uses and demonstrates that public libraries are providing much more than basic technology access. Download Document