The National Medal for Museum and Library Service brochure describes the work of the 2019 recipients of the nation's top award for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.
The Public Libraries in the United States Survey (PLS) examines when, where, and how library services are changing to meet the needs of the public. The FY 2016 PLS report summarizes data on financial health; resources, services and usage; and staffing levels provided by 98 percent of public libraries in the United States.
The HHIS Report, released in 2019, provides selected updates from the Heritage Health Index of 2004 and assesses the preservation needs of today’s cultural heritage institutions with non-living, tangible, and digital collections.
This program evaluation gathered information from participating Museums for All organizations about how their participation in the initiative influenced their access programs, internal processes, partnerships, and visitors.
The Performance and Accountability Report (PAR), an annual agency requirement from the Office of Management and Budget, presents the agency’s program and financial management results, key accomplishments, and new initiatives during FY 2018.
The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is a cooperative agreement between IMLS and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Since its inception in 1981, MAP has helped more than 5,000 small and mid-sized museums of all types strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards. In the spring of 2017, AAM commissioned an evaluation of the program. The final report includes an executive...
The Public Libraries in the United States Survey (PLS) examines when, where, and how library services are changing to meet the needs of the public. This FY 2015 PLS summarizes the reported data provided by 98 percent of public libraries and outlets in the United States.
IMLS convened a meeting in November 2017 to discuss strengthening the formal education component of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The report summarizes issues and themes from that meeting.
The report provides details on IMLS digital library funding since 2015 and explains three focal areas identified within the digital library infrastructures and initiatives portfolio of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.