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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, […]

Apply for National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. Each year, the National Arts and […]

IMLS Funding Opportunities

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

FY 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (Second Cycle of Funding) Preliminary two-page proposals addressing IMLS priorities will be accepted until: February 2, 2016. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the second cycle of FY 2016 National Leadership […]

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