• State Library Agency Survey: Fiscal Year 2012

    This report marks the sixth release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The data were collected through the SLAA Survey, a product of a cooperative effort among the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), IMLS, and American Institutes for Research (AIR).

  • Talking Points: Adults Gain Skills at the Library

    Short overview of the impact of library services for adult literacy.

  • 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service brochure

    The National Medal is an annual award made to museums and libraries that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships.

  • 2015 Congressional Budget Justification

    The Institute of Museum and Library Service's Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Request to the United States Congress

  • Office of Museum Services Update: Building Capacity and Leadership

    In 2013, the impact of IMLS grants was felt across the nation, in rural and urban communities, in museums both small and large. All types of museums, from art, history, and children’s museums to botanic gardens, aquaria, science and technology centers, tribal museums and zoos received support.

  • 2013 Annual Report

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services FY 2013 annual report presents agency activity highlights from October 2012 - September 2013.

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    2013 Performance and Accountability Report

    This annual report provides an overview of IMLS’s strategic goals, a description of our model of evidence-based program design, a description of how each of our grant programs contributed to our approach, and an in-depth description of five strategic priorities for fiscal year 2013.

  • Research Brief No. 5: The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States

    Rural and small public libraries in the United States are community anchors, providing critical services and resources to meet a variety of local needs. This brief provides the agency’s first targeted analysis of trends for rural and small library services.

  • Growing Young Minds

    Growing Young Minds, from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon policymakers, practitioners, and parents to make full use of libraries and museums, and the skills and talents of those who work in them, to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a strong start in learning.