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IMLS Welcomes Input on Its Website Redesign

Friday, December 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard gbullard@imls.gov

IMLS Website Contact
202-653-4626
Ellen Arnold Losey, earnold-losey@imls.gov

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has begun an effort to redesign its main website, www.imls.gov. The agency’s website users are important stakeholders in inspiring libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. In order to achieve this mission, we are looking for input on ways to improve the IMLS website.

In accordance with the President’s May 23, 2012 memorandum, Building a 21st Century Digital Government, IMLS continues to develop its digital services and use emerging technologies to serve the public as effectively as possible. The agency’s website is one of the primary public sources of information about IMLS. The redesign effort will help us ensure the quality and accessibility of our online information, publish content in open formats, make our content searchable, use analytics to improve customer experience, and optimize the site for mobile use.

We want to know more about our current website visitors, and how they use www.imls.gov, in order to build a website that best meets their needs. We are asking for input into the website redesign via an online survey, which we estimate will take 10 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open through January 9, 2015.

Click here to take the 10-minute survey.

Please note: IMLS will use responses gathered through these data collections only to inform the redesign of the IMLS website. We will not publish nor make publicly available any of the data gathered through this collection (OMB clearance 3137-0081; Exp. 7/31/17).

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.