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. These data, supplied annually by more than 97 percent of public libraries across the country, provide information that policymakers and practitioners can use to make informed decisions about the support and strategic management of libraries....
This reportis part of a collaborative research effort by IMLS and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. It examines the ways that museums and libraries are helping fuel successful comprehensive community revitalization efforts and offers best practices for other institutions to follow.
This report summarizes the highlights of the day’s conversations and distills promising practices from the discussions that took place. It ends with high-level takeaways around community needs, partnerships, and the profession. A full agenda and participant list from the gathering are included as appendices to this report.
This summary report outlines the major discussion points of the IMLS Focus convening on Learning in Libraries, held on May 14, 2015. The report highlights some of the key themes and issues raised by convening presenters and participants.
This summary report outlines the major discussion points of the IMLS Focus convening on the National Digital Platform, held on April 28, 2015. The report highlights some of the key themes and issues raised by convening presenters and participants.
This analysis reviews one component of the Connecting to Collections Initiative, the Statewide Planning Grants, which were designed to “encourage each state, commonwealth, and territory to develop plans for collections care and management, including emergency preparedness plans.” A total of 57 Statewide Planning Grants were awarded in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
A library card provides greater independence and access to literacy and information, while signifying increased responsibility and self-efficacy. Are there differences between children who do or do not have a library card? This brief focuses on children’s library card ownership in the first grade.
This four-page overview of IMLS museum funding programs provides succinct information on the Office of Museum Services' FY 2016 grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and partnerships of interest to the museum community.