We’re committed to making the Institute’s work more transparent and to helping you participate in our work. This effort is part of the government-wide Open Government Directive to promote openness in the work of federal agencies.
Open Government Plan
Our Open Government Plan is a living document and will evolve. As we continue towards increased transparency, participation, and innovation, we will include updates of how these open government principles are integrated in our strategic plan and key initiatives and partnerships.
- Open Government Plan 2016 (PDF, 78 KB)
- Open Government Plan 2014 (PDF, 135KB)
- Open Government Plan 2010 (PDF, 375 KB)
Connect with Us
As part of the federal Open Data Policy, we have made our data available in open, machine-readable formats to help you conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
Visit the IMLS Data Catalog to explore our data about libraries and museums across the United States and IMLS administrative data.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Learn about our FOIA program, including how to submit a request and annual FOIA reports.
The IMLS Records Management webpage identifies the types of records IMLS produces and maintains. The RM Program provides oversight of IMLS records to ensure proper handling of those records.