• June 5, 2019
    In One Year, People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times Survey shows libraries are offering more programs, e-books to communities
  • May 7, 2019
    IMLS Announces New Deputy Director of Library Services Cynthia Landrum to Bring Diverse Experience, Forward-Focused Leadership to Federal Agency Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services has appointed Cynthia Landrum as the agency's new Deputy Director of the Office of Library Services. Landrum, a leader in the field with two decades of experience in public libraries, comes to IMLS from Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, where she served as CEO-Director.
  • May 7, 2019
    IMLS Announces 10 Recipients of Nation’s Top Award for Museums and Libraries Two Native American Tribes, Research Library, Civil Rights Museum Among Winners
  • March 28, 2019
    IMLS Funds New and Improved Assessment Program for Small, Mid-Sized Museums Additional Assessment Opportunities, Mentorship Offered to U.S. Museum Sector Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is pleased to announce funding for a redesigned Museum Assessment Program (MAP), a cooperative agreement with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) that will offer technical assistance and capacity-building support for small and mid-sized museums later this year.
  • March 18, 2019
    IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew Releases Statement on the President's Proposed FY 2020 Budget Washington, DC – Today, the President released details from the budget request to Congress for FY 2020 that proposes $23M in funding for the orderly closure of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • March 11, 2019
    IMLS Names Finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service Social media campaign to feature stories of museum and library excellence
  • February 28, 2019
    Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants Now Available Application Deadline is May 1, 2019 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for Native Hawaiian Library Services grants. The deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2019.
  • February 28, 2019
    Applications Open for Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants Deadline is May 1, 2019 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for projects that support libraries and archives serving Native Americans and Native Alaskans. Applications for Native American Library Services Enhancement grants are due May 1, 2019.
  • February 25, 2019
    New Report Looks at Collections Needs, Challenges of America’s Cultural Heritage Institutions Museums, Libraries, Archives Show 10 Years of Progress Caring for Nation’s 13 Billion Items
  • February 8, 2019
    Contact: Elizabeth Holtan 202-653-4799, eholtan@imls.gov United States Becomes 50th Member State to Join Historic Copyright Treaty IMLS, Leading U.S. Agencies Celebrate New Access to Published Works for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Print-Disabled People