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2012 Performance and Accountability Report
PARthumb 2012

This report provides an overview of IMLS’s strategic goals, a description of our model of evidence-based program design, a description of how each of our grant programs contributed to our approach, and an in-depth description of five strategic priorities for fiscal year 2012. Download Document

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