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August 26, 2016 ET
IMLS announced 243 grants through three library programs aimed at supporting and improving services among Native American and Native Hawaiian institutions.
August 09, 2016 ET
IMLS announced the recipients of seven competitive library grants for the Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
August 08, 2016 ET
IMLS released the FY 2014 Public Libraries Survey data and new online visualizations and tools.
July 28, 2016 ET
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.
July 15, 2016 ET
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.
July 15, 2016 ET
IMLS today announced 21 grants, from Alaska to New York, supporting museum services for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians.
July 15, 2016 ET
IMLS announced 17 grants to museums in 11 states totaling $1,481,000 for the African American History and Culture (AAHC) grant program.
July 14, 2016 ET
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be Librarian of Congress.
July 12, 2016 ET
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.
June 15, 2016 ET
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.
June 09, 2016 ET
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.
June 02, 2016 ET
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.
May 25, 2016 ET
The public is invited to attend the 33rd meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board on June 2.
May 16, 2016 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that Dr. Marvin D. Carr has joined the agency as STEM and Community Engagement Advisor.
April 20, 2016 ET
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.

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