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Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Beginning with the 2009 awardees, personal stories demonstrating the ongoing impact of these award-winning institutions are being documented through a cooperative agreement between IMLS and StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.

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About StoryCorps

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on StoryCorps' Podcast. StoryCorps’ major funders include: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), The Rockefeller Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Fetzer Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation. StoryCorps also relies on the support from its participants and listeners. For more information, or to listen to stories online, visit StoryCorps.