September 30 kicks off a yearlong celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Museum and Library Services Act of 1996 which created the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit our anniversary page and follow along as we mark 20...
IMLS At 20
Extending Preservation Self-Assessment Option for Libraries...
A free online tool of the University of Illinois helps address the preservation needs of libraries, archives and museums. It provides users with unique, prioritized reports they can use as a basis for their preservation planning or...
First Lady Recognizes Country's Top Creative Youth...
First Lady Michelle Obama recognized 12 award-winning creative youth development programs at the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award ceremony.
Capitol Hill Maker Faire Marked by Discussions, Exhibits
WASHINGTON _ The Institute of Museum and Library Services held its 2016 Capitol Hill Maker Faire on June 21, 2016 in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus.
Search Awarded Grants
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission has been to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. For the past 20 years, our grant making, policy development, and research has helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.
Be a Maverick; Seek Out-of-the-Box Partnerships
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of blogs by IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew on the power of partnerships.
We like stories about mavericks. We like to hear about how with perseverance and perhaps a little luck, a lone individual followed her or his dreams and, to quote Steve Jobs, “put a ding in the universe.” We like these stories because they sound like us. We see ourselves as that maverick at the center of the universe. Each of us does. Read more
IMLS in Your State
See the impact of IMLS in your state through grants, events, features, and research making a difference where you live.
Grants to States
The Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Using a population based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State Library Administrative Agencies every year.
Extending Preservation Self-Assessment Option for Libraries, Archives and Museums
A free online tool of the University of Illinois helps address the preservation needs of libraries, archives and museums. It provides users with unique, prioritized reports they can use as a basis for their preservation planning or conservation efforts.
The IMLS Data Catalog
Our new Data Catalog puts IMLS data—comprising agency data such as grants administration and data about museums, libraries, and related organizations at the fingertips of researchers, developers, and interested members of the public who want to dig deeper.