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February 23, 2018
The newly released Five-Year Evaluations of the State Library Administrative Agencies assess IMLS-funded activities from 2013–2017. A preliminary analysis of the evaluations provides IMLS a story about the agency's largest program.Read more
February 9, 2018
With the help of conservation experts, Historic Deerfield takes stock of the condition of its 13 buildings and nationally important collections of early American furniture, ceramics, textiles, and fashion.Read more
January 26, 2018
Here's how IMLS is addressing the special challenges of museums with smaller staffs, collections, and budgets.Read more
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January 17, 2018
Developing a strategic plan in a quickly changing world is challenging. IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew reflects on the process.Read more
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January 16, 2018
Whether it's your first time applying or you’ve been through the process before, here are a few tips and things you should know.Read more
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November 14, 2017
Museums can play an essential role in supporting the health of their communities. See how three museums are using IMLS funds for projects to educate children and their caretakers about nutrition and exercise.Read more
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August 2, 2017
IMLS-funded projects tackle the complexity of using and preserving born-digital collections.Read more
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July 7, 2017
Five IMLS-funded projects illustrate how libraries address and respond to our modern information needs by leveraging technology inclusively, enabling greater access to information and empowering individuals.Read more
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June 28, 2017
A national collaboration between science centers, children’s museums, and afterschool sites will bring STEM learning through Making to underserved youth.Read more
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June 26, 2017
The IMLS-funded making framework publication identifies the elements that create the conditions to support learning in maker programs and spaces.Read more

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