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July 15, 2016
IMLS announced 17 grants to museums in 11 states totaling $1,481,000 for the African American History and Culture (AAHC) grant program.
July 14, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be Librarian of Congress.
July 12, 2016
The IMLS Community Catalyst Initiative will help libraries and museums develop a deeper understanding of their role as enablers of community vitality and co-creators of positive community change.
June 15, 2016
As part of a growing effort to highlight the Maker Movement, the second annual Capitol Hill Maker Faire will take place on June 21 in the Rayburn House Office Building and is open to Members of Congress, staff, as well as members of the public.
June 9, 2016
IMLS is accepting nominations for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, which recognizes libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions in service to their communities.
June 2, 2016
On June 1, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew to honor the recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
May 25, 2016
The public is invited to attend the 33rd meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board on June 2.
May 16, 2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that Dr. Marvin D. Carr has joined the agency as STEM and Community Engagement Advisor.
April 20, 2016
The Maker Movement returns to Washington, D.C., this summer as the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, hosts a free celebration of making on Capitol Hill. The second annual IMLS Capitol Hill Maker Faire, on June 21, will explore trends and drivers of the Maker Movement.
April 19, 2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The award will be presented at an event in Washington, D.C., on June 1.
April 12, 2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 40 grants to institutions totaling $13,016,100. The grants were awarded through the first cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
April 4, 2016
Museums for All, a nationally-branded program helping museums across the country reach out to low-income families, marks the completion of its pilot phase with 67 participating museums in 26 states across the country and Washington, D.C.
March 15, 2016
Research by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) found shifts in Americans’ interaction with public libraries’ materials, programs and services in Fiscal Year 2013.
March 3, 2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and 15 national funding agencies from 11 countries on three continents announced the fourth round of the Digging into Data Challenge.
March 2, 2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) today announced a new program to provide museums with collections conservation assessments.

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