Accelerating Promising Practices for Small and Rural Libraries Program Evaluation

Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) was a pilot initiative, launched in 2018, by the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The goal of this pilot was to support projects that strengthen the ability of small and/or rural libraries and archives to serve their communities and to build grantee capacity through participation in a mentor-led community of practice. Read more.

Community Catalyst Initiative Program Evaluation

This evaluation identifies successful strategies, continued barriers, and insights into the community-driven collaborations undertaken in the Community Catalyst Initiative (CCI). CCI is an IMLS program that explores ways libraries and museums can leverage their unique places in communities to spark change. Read more.

A Retrospective Evaluation of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture Program

The Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) grant program was created by an act of Congress in 2003 (20 USC 80r-5). In 2020, the Urban Institute conducted a retrospective evaluation of the program's first fifteen years. Read more.

Supporting Museums – Serving Communities: An Evaluation of the Museums for America Program

Museums for America (MFA) is the largest IMLS grant program for museums. In 2009 and 2010, RMC Research Corporation, carried out an independent evaluation of the program and found that it has had an immediate and sustained impact on museum users. Read more

Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies Program Five-Year Evaluation

Section 9134 (c) of IMLS’ authorizing legislation directs SLAAs to "independently evaluate, and report to the (IMLS) Director regarding, the activities assisted under this subchapter, prior to the end of the 5-year plan." Read more

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Evaluation

ICF International completed an independent evaluation of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program in July 2013 using comparative case studies from 109 grant projects funded during the program’s first six years of operation in 2003-2009. Read more.