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October 25, 2011 ET
http://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/publications/documents/medals11_0.pdf The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
October 06, 2011 ET
Supporters of outstanding museums and libraries are encouraged to nominate these institutions for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for exemplary museum and library community service. The National Medal honors museums and libraries that make extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. The winners are honored at a National Medal award ceremony held in Washington, D.C..
October 06, 2011 ET
Supporters of outstanding museums and libraries are encouraged to nominate these institutions for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for exemplary museum and library community service. The National Medal honors museums and libraries that make extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. The winners are honored at a National Medal award ceremony held in Washington, D.C..
September 27, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 10 awards totaling $1,989,953 matched with $2,414,685 of non-federal funds for 21st Century Museum Professionals Grants. IMLS received 52 applications requesting $12,979,870 in funds.
September 27, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 48 awards totaling $14,661,217 matched with $12,929,824 of non-federal funds for National Leadership Grants. IMLS received 210 applications requesting $80,179,046 in funds.
September 23, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications in the following grant program: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program; Deadline: December 15, 2011.
September 23, 2011 ET
Independent study evaluates the IMLS Museums for America Grants program. The two-year study examines the program’s efficacy in serving the museum community and the impact of the MFA program and MFA-funded projects.
September 20, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 2 awards totaling $565,700 matched with $166,855 of non-federal funds for Native Hawaiian Library Services Program Grants. IMLS received 2 applications requesting $775,325 in funds.
September 15, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 15 awards totaling $2,010,695 matched with $965,369 of non-federal funds for Native American Library Services Enhancement Program Grants. IMLS received 45 applications requesting $5,588,368 in funds.
September 15, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 21 awards totaling $984,287 matched with $667,834 of non-federal funds for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program Grants. IMLS received 33 applications requesting $1,457,837 in funds.
September 09, 2011 ET
IMLS has announced a three-city tour to receive community input on creating digitally inclusive communities. IMLS director, Susan Hildreth will visit Los Angeles, California, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Bangor, Maine and work with state librarians to lead community and leadership forums. “We are looking forward to hearing directly from community members and local officials about the challenges they face in creating digitally inclusive communities” said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director.
August 29, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for Museums for America Grants.
August 25, 2011 ET
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), today announced the launch of a new blog, UpNext! The primary goal of the blog is to be a relevant and engaging online community where readers and contributors have a collaborative, open, and transparent environment to share their views and expertise.
August 15, 2011 ET
Nearly 1,400 of you participated in our "virtual town hall" during the last four weeks! Last month, we launched a social media tool called "IdeaScale" to get public input to help shape the IMLS strategic plan. While we know that rapid changes are stressing our communities and our institutions, a browse through the many ideas that were shared demonstrate the resilience, optimism and public value of libraries and museums.
August 12, 2011 ET
This is an important time in the development of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. During my term at IMLS we will be implementing the reauthorization of the Museum and Library Services Act, developing a new five year strategic plan with emphasis on performance, and responding to and planning for reduced budgets.

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