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January 22, 2018
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is closed due to a partial shutdown of the United States government.
January 19, 2018
Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew released a statement on IMLS plans for operations in the event that a lapse in funding for the federal government occurs.
January 10, 2018
The document frames how IMLS will advance, support, and empower America’s libraries, museums, and the communities they serve.
January 2, 2018
Basic grants are available to federally recognized Native American tribes and Native Alaskan villages, and are designed to maintain core library services of tribal and Native village libraries.
January 2, 2018
The Museum Assessment Program helps museums of all sizes and types strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards.
December 20, 2017
Proposals for grants to support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections are due February 21, 2018.
December 15, 2017
The biennial survey, conducted in FY 2016, assesses the condition of SLAAs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
December 8, 2017
Museums Empowered is designed to help museums respond to the evolving needs of the museum profession and changes in their communities.
November 29, 2017
IMLS is accepting applications for the second cycle of the FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
November 21, 2017
Applications for the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation program are now being accepted through February 1, 2018.
November 20, 2017
Announcing the availability of emergency support for museums in recent federally declared disaster areas.
November 15, 2017
The Performance and Accountability Report (PAR), an annual agency requirement from the Office of Management and Budget, presents the agency’s program and financial management results, key accomplishments, and new initiatives during FY 2017.
October 30, 2017
On November 7, IMLS will convene library and information science leaders to focus on recruitment and training and developing a diverse librarian workforce.
October 11, 2017
Six recipients received grants through the competitive library grant program.
October 10, 2017
IMLS announces reports and events that explore approaches for building digital capacity of libraries and museums.