From the Institute for Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for [...]
From a Blog Post by IMLS Chairman Susan Hildreth: According to the report, public libraries served 297.6 million people. With a total U.S. population of more than 308.7 million in that year, it’s easy to see how relevant these community institutions are. The report is particularly compelling in documenting the importance of libraries to the [...]
Congrats to Maura Marx! Here’s the Full Text of the IMLS Announcement (Along With Some Additional Background Links and Video): Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Susan H. Hildreth announced today that she has selected Maura Marx to be the IMLS Deputy Director of the Office of Library Services. “I am delighted that [...]
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded a $291,178 grant to the Public Library Association (PLA) to develop an online collection of digital literacy resources. The two year grant, which was given via the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, will help PLA partner with the American Library Association (ALA)’s Office for Information [...]
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IT’S THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR’S conundrum. She has six brief seconds to grab the visitor’s attention as they walk past each exhibit. Once they pass the exhibit, they’re gone for good. That thought went through my mind as I stood talking with a museum administrator at a stammtisch [“regular get-together”] in Berlin in March 2010. Could this brief window of opportunity be maximized by adding a social, participatory component to museum exhibitions?
(This story has updated from an earlier version) President Obama is expected to sign the $915 billion budget bill for FY12 that Congress passed over the weekend, and the bill contains reduced appropriations for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Government Printing Office (GPO), whose top administrator, the public printer, will soon [...]
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award is the country’s highest honor for museums and libraries, and it recognizes recipients who demonstrate innovative approaches to public service and community outreach, as well as “extraordinary civic, [...]
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today, September 27, 48 awards totaling $14,661,217 matched with $12,929,824 of non-federal funds for National Leadership Grants. IMLS received 210 applications requesting $80,179,046 in funds. Among the larger, library-related grants were: Northern Illinois University Libraries – DeKalb, IL Grant Category: Advancing Digital Award Amount: $575,000; Matching [...]