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Senator Reed introduces IMLS reauthorization bill

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

On December 21, Rhode Island’s own Senator Jack Reed and a bipartisan group of senators introduced the bill to reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act.  The bill renews and builds on the $231 million committed to museum and library programs administered by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Support for libraries […]

Library Freedom Institute

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a privacy-focused training for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates: from installing privacy software to influencing public policy.  The Program is offered by the Library Freedom Project (LFP). Building on the success of the LFP’s shorter courses, participants will learn how to: Install, […]

Call for Applications for IMLS Grants

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the second cycle of the FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). This is the final opportunity to apply for the FY 2018 NLG-L and LB21 grant programs. The NLG-L program invests in projects […]

IMLS Explores Changing Needs of Library Graduate Programs

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

IMLS Explores Changing Needs of Library Graduate Programs October 31, 2017 Washington, D.C.– IMLS launched the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) in 2003. Nearly fifteen years later, the agency continues to concentrate on developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public through […]

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 […]

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