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Statement on the FY 11 Budget from Susan H. Hildreth, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Washington, DC—In allocating the FY 11 appropriation, we have carefully reviewed our strategic priorities and our activities that have the greatest impact.  IMLS supports a diverse portfolio of programs to meet the IMLS mission and bring high-quality library and museum services to the broadest possible public. In making these allocations IMLS balanced interests in supporting "what works" and also investing in "what’s new" through innovation and research. In this way IMLS provides the leadership to help libraries and museums evolve their services to meet the public’s ever-changing needs for information and lifelong learning. In addition to making careful reductions to IMLS programs, we are also reducing our administrative budget and will be rigorously examining our operations for cost-efficiency measures.

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