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National Leadership & Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

IMLS announced a single September 1 deadline for IMLS’ two largest discretionary library programs: National Leadership Grants and (NLG) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants (LB21). Two page preliminary proposals are due on September 1. Please consider applying, listening to the recordings of the informational webinars, and getting in touch with IMLS discretionary program […]

IMLS Accepting Nominations for the 2018 National Medal

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services recognizes outstanding libraries and museums that have made significant contributions to improve the well being of their communities. The winning museums and libraries are presented with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for community service. IMLS is now accepting nominations […]

Libraries as Community Catalysts: A New IMLS Report

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

A recently issued report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Reinvestment Fund provides frameworks for libraries and museums to connect with their communities. Produced as part of the Community Catalyst Initiative, the report is a handbook for libraries and museums to position themselves as critical sites within broader social and institutional networks […]

Preservation Society of Newport County Receives Grant

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Through the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program, the Preservation Society of Newport County received grant award in the amount of  $99,422.00 to digitize and create encoded archival description finding aids for 20 of its highest priority collections. These collections document the role Newport, Rhode Island, has played in shaping national […]

2014 Public Libraries Survey Data Released

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Data from the Public Libraries Survey for FY 2014 was released by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on August 9, 2016. New online visualizations and tools make the data easier to explore and use. Press release The data are collected from approximately 9,000 public library systems comprised of over 17,000 individual main libraries, […]

IMLS Announces Grant Programs

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced the guidelines for its two largest discretionary library programs: National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). There are some new changes for the FY 2017 discretionary grants: Both the National Leadership Grants and Laura Bush 21st Century […]

Providence Public Library Receives Grant from IMLS

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Providence Public Library has received a three-year $530,000 federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to create a high impact workforce development program model to serve 600+ local teens. Planning is started through the Library’s Education Department with teen programs slated to begin in the fall of 2016.  The Learning in Libraries project […]

Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Seven federal agencies have announced the second round of Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3). The funding will support efforts to help young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who are low-income, homeless, in foster care, in the juvenile justice system, unemployed, not enrolled in school or at risk of dropping out.  […]

Fueling Community Revitalization

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services collaborated with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to produce the report Museums, Libraries and Comprehensive Initiatives: A First Look at Emerging Experience. The publication describes the ways that museums and libraries are helping fuel successful comprehensive community revitalization efforts and offers best practices for other institutions to follow. […]

A Library Card for Every Student

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced “Communities across the U.S. Answer Call for a Library Card for Every Student” on January 19. White House event advances collaborative initiatives of library, school and elected leaders Washington, DC–Mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties are meeting in Washington, […]

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