• 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services brochure

    The National Medal is an annual award made to museums and libraries that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships.

  • Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2013

    The Public Libraries in the United States Survey (PLS) examines when, where, and how library services are changing to meet the needs of the public. These data, supplied annually by more than 97 percent of public libraries across the country, provide information that policymakers and practitioners can use to make informed decisions about the support and strategic management of libraries.

  • 2017 Congressional Budget Justification

    The Institute of Museum and Library Service's Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Request to the United States Congress.

  • Office of Museum Services Update for FY 2015

    The Office of Museum Services Update for FY 2015 presents a look the grant programs, strategic priorities, and the types of organizations and projects that were funded in FY 2015.

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    2015 Performance and Accountability Report

    The annual report sets forth the agency’s goals and objectives and highlights agency programmatic, operational, and financial performance for fiscal year 2015.

  • Museums, Libraries and Comprehensive Initiatives: A First Look at Emerging Experience

    This report is part of a collaborative research effort by IMLS and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.  It examines the ways that museums and libraries are helping fuel successful comprehensive community revitalization efforts and offers best practices for other institutions to follow.

  • IMLS Focus Summary Report: Engaging Communities

    This report summarizes the highlights of the day’s conversations and distills promising practices from the discussions that took place. It ends with high-level takeaways around community needs, partnerships, and the profession. A full agenda and participant list from the gathering are included as appendices to this report.

  • IMLS Focus Summary Report: Learning in Libraries

    This summary report outlines the major discussion points of the IMLS Focus convening on Learning in Libraries, held on May 14, 2015. The report highlights some of the key themes and issues raised by convening presenters and participants.

  • IMLS Focus Summary Report: National Digital Platform

    This summary report outlines the major discussion points of the IMLS Focus convening on the National Digital Platform, held on April 28, 2015. The report highlights some of the key themes and issues raised by convening presenters and participants.

  • Connecting to Collections: Analysis of IMLS C2C Statewide Planning Grants

    This analysis reviews one component of the Connecting to Collections Initiative, the Statewide Planning Grants, which were designed to “encourage each state, commonwealth, and territory to develop plans for collections care and management, including emergency preparedness plans.” A total of 57 Statewide Planning Grants were awarded in 2008, 2009, and 2010.