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January 3, 2012
The Institute of Museum and Library Services and seven global partners today awarded approximately $4.8 million to international research teams investigating how computational techniques may be applied to “big data” —the massive multisource datasets made possible by modern technology.
December 28, 2011
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
December 28, 2011
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
December 23, 2011
IMLS Director Susan Hildreth is pleased to announce two recent appointments.
December 6, 2011
Ten museums and libraries were awarded the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service in a ceremony. The medal is the highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community.
December 2, 2011
IMLS is committing up to $2 million of FY12 National Leadership Grant funds to advance the goals of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. The agency has scheduled two Web conferences for prospective applicants to learn more about this new opportunity.
December 2, 2011
Susan Hildreth releases the agency’s new strategic plan for FY 2012 – FY 2016. The plan envisions a democratic society where communities and individuals thrive with broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage and lifelong learning.
November 30, 2011
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications in the following grant program: National Leadership Grants. Deadline: February 1, 2012
November 30, 2011
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications in the following grant program: Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums. Deadline: February 1, 2012
November 21, 2011
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and IMLS have partnered with the nonprofit the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to create the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for youth poets whose original work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft and promise.
November 18, 2011
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications in the following grant program: Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grants. Deadline: February 1, 2012.
November 18, 2011
IMLS reports library visits at record high.
November 17, 2011
Today, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country.
November 4, 2011
IMLS has awarded a grant of $249,871 to OCLC’s WebJunction for a project aimed at helping communities across the country get started on the path to digital inclusion. The project will complement IMLS’s efforts to help libraries and other community-based organizations (CBOs) make strategic decisions about providing public access to broadband.
November 4, 2011
IMLS announced today that George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM), partnering with the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC), has been chosen to help organize the 2012 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital Age.

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