All IMLS competitive awards are reviewed by library and museum professionals who know the needs of communities, can share promising practices, and are well versed in the issues and concerns of museums and libraries today. Peer reviewers dedicate their time and expertise to advance the highest professional practices in the field. The IMLS review process is well respected, and the success of our grant programs is largely due to the expertise of our reviewers.

Museum reviewers
The IMLS Office of Museum Services offers opportunities to serve as a field reviewer for the following grant programs: Museums for America, National Leadership Grants, Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program, and Museum Grants for African American History and Culture. Applications are reviewed by experts in specific funding categories. If you would like to be included in our database of potential reviewers, please provide us with your information on the museum reviewer application form.

Library reviewers
The IMLS Office of Library Services manages competitive awards in three program areas: Librarians for the 21st Century, and Native American/Native Hawaiian Library Services, and National Leadership Grants for Libraries, which includes three categories: Research and Demonstration, Building Digital Resources, Advanced Learning Communities. If you would like to be in our database of potential reviewers, please give us your information on the library reviewer form.

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