Kit Matthew - Welcome and Introductions Plenary panel with Luis Herrera, Melanie Adams, and Carla Hayden. Ralph Smith presenting closing keynote address. Dan Cohen, Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America, presenting keynote. IMLS Focus participants listen to plenary speakers. IMLS Focus participants search web content during a Project Showcase session.

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In 2015, IMLS held its first IMLS Focus Conference, a convening intended to highlight IMLS priorities, showcase grantees’ work, and explore the latest thinking in museums and libraries. 

The IMLS Focus Conference replaced IMLS WebWise, which began 15 years ago to explore the emerging ways museums and libraries were expanding into digital services. With the launch of the new conference, IMLS took a bold step forward with a program informed by its strategic priorities. As museums and libraries continue to explore ways to better serve the communities and neighborhoods that surround them, stay tuned to this page for more on that discussion.


IMLS Focus 2014: The National Digital Platform
IMLS Focus 2015: Engaging Communities
IMLS Focus 2015: Learning in Libraries
IMLS Focus 2015: The National Digital Platform


IMLS Focus: Inspiration and Innovation in Libraries and Museums 2015
November 16-17 New Orleans, La.
Archived Webcast