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January 28 2016 Eastern
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced its latest commitment to support libraries and archives that serve Native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians through three grant opportunities. Applications are due by April 1, 2016.Read more
January 21 2016 Eastern
Today, Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew announced that Paula Gangopadhyay will serve as the agency’s new Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services, and Ammie Farraj Feijoo will assume the newly created role of Deputy Director, Office of Digital and Information Strategy.Read more
January 19 2016 Eastern
Mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties are meeting in Washington, DC, today as part of a national initiative to connect students to public library system resources. These communities are among the 60 communities that have answered the call of President Obama’s ConnectED Library Challenge to put a library card in every student’s hand through partnership initiatives.Read more
December 21 2015 Eastern
Notice of Funding Opportunities: Second Cycle of Funding for FY 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Preliminary two-page proposals addressing IMLS priorities will be accepted until February 2, 2016 deadline FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IMLS Press...Read more
December 17 2015 Eastern
IMLS is accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries through the application deadline, February 1, 2016.Read more
December 02 2015 Eastern
On Wednesday, December 9, IMLS and USCIS present a webinar on employee rights and free tools available within myE-Verify for librarians.Read more
November 17 2015 Eastern
IMLS partners in the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, recognizing the country’s best creative youth development programs for children and youth in the arts and humanities.Read more
November 09 2015 Eastern
A new national report finds that many museums and libraries are leveraging their prominent local positions to help rebuild troubled neighborhoods, driving economic, educational and social efforts that help raise standards of living.Read more
November 09 2015 Eastern
The National Museum and Library Services Board next meets on November 18 from 9:15 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in New Orleans.Read more
October 22 2015 Eastern
Seven science centers and museums are part of a pilot project aimed at finding new ways to introduce youth in low-income neighborhoods to STEM programs and careers.Read more
October 13 2015 Eastern
The new IMLS-USCIS webinar will provide an overview about the White House Task Force on New Americans, an interagency effort to develop a federal strategy to better integrate immigrants into communities.Read more
October 09 2015 Eastern
Meet this year’s National Student Poets. The teen poets’ first reading of their original work was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House as part of an appointment ceremony.Read more
September 25 2015 Eastern
Annual funding for the government expires at midnight on September 30, 2015. The IMLS plan for agency operations in the absence of appropriations is available on the IMLS website. Check our website for more information.Read more
September 23 2015 Eastern
Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew's nomination to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday night.Read more
September 18 2015 Eastern
Registration is now open for the IMLS Focus Conference.Read more