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2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service brochure
2013 National Medals 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

What Works! Manual

The What Works! Manual is a new resource that helps museums and gardens address the initiative’s key priorities and provides tips and ideas for communicating positive messages about healthy and active lifestyles. Download Document

2014 Congressional Budget Justification

The Institute of Museum and Library Service's Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Request to the United States Congress Download Document