• Reflecting On Our Shared Future

    January 17, 2018

    By Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew IMLS Director Having just completed the latest round of strategic planning at IMLS, I wanted to share some lessons-learned from this process.

  • 14 Tips for Applying for a Native American Library Services Grant

    January 16, 2018

    Sandra Toro, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer Stephen Mayeaux, Program Specialist IMLS Office of Library Services

  • Color Me Healthy: Museums Tackle Childhood Obesity, One Step at a Time

    November 14, 2017

    By Jill Connors-Joyner Steve Shwartzman IMLS Office of Museum Services

  • Using and Preserving Born-Digital Research Collections

    August 2, 2017

    Dr. Ashley E. Sands Senior Program Officer, Office of Library Services

  • Continuing to Build Digitally Inclusive Communities

    July 7, 2017

    By James P. Neal, III Senior Program Officer, IMLS Office of Library Services

  • Coming Together To Inspire Underserved Youth with STEM Learning Through Making

    June 28, 2017

    Paula Gangopadhyay Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services As the “National Week of Making” wraps up this week, seven science centers and children’s museums across the nation have been busy putting finishing touches on months of collaborative planning, training and preparation—all aimed at offering a “summer full” of STEM learning opportunities for underserved youth across nation. The… Read more

  • Framework and Other Making Resources for Museums and Libraries

    June 26, 2017

    By Christopher Reich and Tim Carrigan IMLS The National Week of Making, June 16-27, celebrates the innovation, ingenuity, and creativity of makers throughout the world. As the Maker Movement continues to grow, we congratulate the many libraries and museums across the nation that are providing opportunities for patrons of all ages to tinker, invent, collaborate, experiment, create, and learn.

  • Museums Helping Museums Serve Their Youngest Learners

    June 20, 2017

    By Reagan Moore and Helen Wechsler Neuroscientists tell us that the type of learning that occurs in museums – self-directed, experiential, content rich – promotes executive function skills (PDF, 256 KB) that can shape a child’s success in school and life. IMLS believes that museums can play a strong role in early learning for all children.

  • IMLS at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago

    June 19, 2017

    By Laura McKenzie Office of Library Services Staff from IMLS will be on the ground at the American Library Association’s annual conference, June 22-27th in Chicago. This post is a short guide for anyone who might be visiting the conference and would like to learn more about IMLS programs and IMLS-funded projects. See Us at the IMLS Booth

  • Innovating with Communities

    May 30, 2017

    By Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew IMLS Director I returned to the IMLS office from St. Louis, feeling rejuvenated and inspired after the American Alliance of Museums annual meeting. It's not just DC that is being swept up by changing currents. So are museums. My optimism comes from the meeting’s attendees who have felt and reacted to these shifting tides. Museums have responded by shaping the incoming… Read more