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 report on the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program provides data on the program and the grants made to date. It also provides guidance on writing a successful proposal and impressions from grantees.
Like many state-level agencies, State Library Administrative Agencies are experiencing serious cuts to their budgets. These cuts come at a time when record numbers of people, across a wide range of social and economic circumstances, are turning to libraries to meet some very basic information needs.
This report marks the fourth 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) 2009. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative effort between the Chief Officers of State Library...
Summary Report and Recommendations of the Workshop on Next Steps in Research, Education and Practice, that was held in London on June 26, 2010, and cosponsored and organized by the University College London Department of Information Studies and IMLS.
This report describes how IMLS engaged dozens of public and private partners to reach thousands of museum and library professionals with resources and technical assistance to care for endangered collections.
Sixty cultural heritage leaders from thirty-two countries, including representatives from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, Australia, Europe, and North America gathered in October 2009 in Salzburg, Austria, to develop a series of practical recommendations to ensure optimal collections conservation worldwide.
This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an introduction, selected findings, and several tables. The report, based on data from the Public Libraries Survey for fiscal year 2008, includes information on visitation, circulation, the availability and use of library computing resources, staffing, library...
The International Strategic Partnership Initiative aims to strengthen connections between U.S. museums and libraries and their global counterparts. In 2009, IMLS convened three meetings to help the agency move forward in its international work. This update provides information about these and other recent IMLS international activities.
Conducted by the University of Washington Information School and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and IMLS, this report is based on the first large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries.