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National Medal for Museum and Library Service

National Medal

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Since 1994, IMLS has presented the award to institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to community service.

For more information on forthcoming 2021 National Medals nominations, please check back on this page, subscribe to IMLS emails, or email nationalmedals@imls.gov.

2019 National Medal Winners

The 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service winners provide dynamic programming, services, and community outreach that touches the lives of individuals and helps communities thrive.

The 2019 National Medal Winners were announced on May 7, 2019.

View all National Medal Winners.

Events/Webinars

May 24, 2018 9:30 AM ET to 3:00 PM ET