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August 09 2016 Eastern
IMLS announced the recipients of seven competitive library grants for the Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States, and U.S. Virgin Islands.Read more
August 08 2016 Eastern
IMLS released the FY 2014 Public Libraries Survey data and new online visualizations and tools.Read more
July 28 2016 Eastern
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the guidelines for the first round of FY 2017 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.Read more
July 15 2016 Eastern
IMLS today announced more than $2 million in museum grants, including seven grants totaling $158,534 for the agency’s Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums program.Read more
July 15 2016 Eastern
IMLS today announced 21 grants, from Alaska to New York, supporting museum services for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians.Read more
July 15 2016 Eastern
IMLS announced 17 grants to museums in 11 states totaling $1,481,000 for the African American History and Culture (AAHC) grant program.Read more
July 14 2016 Eastern
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be Librarian of Congress.Read more
July 12 2016 Eastern
The IMLS Community Catalyst Initiative will help libraries and museums develop a deeper understanding of their role as enablers of community vitality and co-creators of positive community change.Read more
June 15 2016 Eastern
As part of a growing effort to highlight the Maker Movement, the second annual Capitol Hill Maker Faire will take place on June 21 in the Rayburn House Office Building and is open to Members of Congress, staff, as well as members of the public.Read more
June 09 2016 Eastern
IMLS is accepting nominations for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, which recognizes libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions in service to their communities.Read more
June 02 2016 Eastern
On June 1, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew to honor the recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.Read more
May 25 2016 Eastern
The public is invited to attend the 33rd meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board on June 2.Read more
May 16 2016 Eastern
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that Dr. Marvin D. Carr has joined the agency as STEM and Community Engagement Advisor.Read more
April 20 2016 Eastern
The Maker Movement returns to Washington, D.C., this summer as the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, hosts a free celebration of making on Capitol Hill. The second annual IMLS Capitol Hill Maker Faire, on June 21, will explore trends and drivers of the Maker Movement.Read more
April 19 2016 Eastern
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The award will be presented at an event in Washington, D.C., on June 1.Read more

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