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March 1, 2017
Applications are due by April 3, 2017.
February 1, 2017
IMLS invites proposals to test and develop museum and library collaborative approaches for bringing about positive community change.
January 23, 2017
The new CAP program will accept applications through March 1, 2017.
January 17, 2017
President Barack Obama has appointed a slate of seasoned museum and library professionals to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board.
January 10, 2017
A new report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Reinvestment Fund provides insights for libraries and museums to connect with their communities in newer and deeper ways.
December 12, 2016
IMLS and the PAST Foundation are collaborating on a project to deploy local digital literacy trainers to tribal and rural communities.
December 7, 2016
Six museum and library experts, who were appointed by President Barack Obama in late November, were sworn in as members of the National Museum and Library Services Board yesterday.
December 1, 2016
IMLS and ULC are implementing round two of the ConnectED Library Card Challenge
November 21, 2016
The National Museum and Library Services Board (NMLSB) will meet December 7 at the IMLS offices in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama recognized 12 award-winning creative youth development programs at the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award ceremony.
November 14, 2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in collaboration with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media announced the winners of the 2016 National STEM Video Game Challenge.
November 14, 2016
IMLS launches Community Salute: Libraries and Museums Serving Veterans and Military Families with an event in San Antonio, Texas. This conversation with community service organizations, foundations, museums and libraries explores how to help the nation’s more than 22 million veterans and their families.
November 9, 2016
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released application guidelines for the second cycle of the 2017 NLG and LB21 programs.
November 2, 2016
IMLS issued the State Library Administrative Agencies Survey report for Fiscal Year 2014, providing an overview of the condition and state libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
October 7, 2016
The Measures that Matter project will develop a Library Data and Outcomes Action Plan with key library stakeholder groups for a more coordinated approach to the collection of public library data nationally.