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September 2017 

 


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PROJECT PROFILE
 
Book Clubs and Author Tours Unite Marylanders
For 10 years, the Maryland State Library, Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities and their partners have explored what happens in communities when everyone reads one book at the same time.  Read more

THE LATEST NEWS

Happy Birthday, IMLS!
The agency was founded September 30, 1996. You can wish us a happy 21st on Twitter or Facebook with #IMLSbirthday.

Applications Open for Two Key IMLS Museum Grant Programs
IMLS is now accepting grant applications for the Museums for America and the National Leadership Grants for Museums programs. The deadline for each program is December 1.   Read more
Institutions in federally declared hurricane disaster areas may request an extension until October 23. Read more

Hurricane Recovery Resources for Museums and Libraries
A new page on IMLS.gov includes links to resources prepared by federal agencies and private non-profit organizations with experience in disaster planning and response. Libraries, museums, and related institutions that sustained damage during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria may find the list of response and recovery resources useful.  

IMLS Announces More Than $5 Million in Federal Investments to Support America's Museums
IMLS awarded grants totaling $5,132,176 for museums projects through the National Leadership Grant program. Read more

IMLS Awards More Than $19 Million to Help Museums Serve Their Communities
Through the agency's largest competitive grant program, Museums for America, IMLS is awarding $19,189,929 for museums across the nation. Read more

Nearly $2 Million for Museum Professional Development Grants Awarded by IMLS
IMLS announced $1,998,484 in funding for training and professional development projects for museums. Read more

IMLS Releases Annual Data and Survey Results of American Public Libraries
IMLS released two key information products: the latest data from its annual Public Libraries Survey and a new report on the previous year's data. Read more

Federal Investments of $10 Million Will Support Library Leadership and Model Library Projects
IMLS announces FY 2017 recipients of the National Leadership Grants program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. Read more

Native American and Hawaiian Communities to Receive $4 Million in Federal Support for Library Services 
IMLS grants awarded through the Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services programs will support existing and new library services and operations for native communities across the nation. Read more

IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew Announces Key Appointment to Agency's Leadership Team 
Robin Dale brings a wealth of experience to benefit the IMLS mission and library services nationwide. Read more

IMLS Awards $1.6 Million in Community Catalyst Grants 
Funded projects will test and develop museum and library collaborative approaches for bringing about positive community change. Read more

Webinar: U.S. Citizenship Can Start at Libraries 
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and IMLS invite libraries to participate in a webinar on October 24 from 2 - 3 p.m. EST to learn how the path to U.S. citizenship can be supported by public libraries.The USCIS Newark District Office and a librarian from the Piscataway Public Library will share their experiences and best practices. Visit the USCIS website to register.

NDP at Three Events
Join IMLS and representatives from America's libraries, museums, and affiliated organizations for a dynamic conversation via livestream and Twitter about IMLS funding for shared digital services, systems, and infrastructure. The #NDPthree Twitter chat is October 11, 2-3 p.m. ET, and the livestreamed meeting is October 17, 9-4 p.m. ET. Read more

 
IMLS ON THE ROAD

MuseumNext USA: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director for Museum Services; Portland, OR, October 2-4

Digital Media and Learning Conference: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director for Museum Services; Irvine, CA, October 4-6

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums: Robin Dale, Deputy Director for Library Services; Elizabeth Holtan, Communications Manager; Dr. Sandy Toro, Senior Library Program Officer; Stephen Mayeaux, Library Program Specialist; Ashley Jones, Museum Program Specialist; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, October 9 - 12

"Institute of Museum and Library Services Native American/Native Hawaiian Library Services Grantee Meeting," 2017 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums: Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Library Program Officer; Stephen Mayeaux, Library Program Specialist; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, October 9

"Project Management and Accountability: Budgeting, Reporting, and Measuring Performance," 2017 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums: Dr. Sandra Toro, Senior Library Program Officer; Madison Bolls, Grants Management Specialist; Stephen Mayeaux, Library Program Specialist; Sandra Narva, Senior Museum Program Officer; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, October 12

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Annual Conference: Christopher Reich, Chief Administrator; Denver, CO, October 15-19
 
2017 Depository Library Council Meeting and Federal Depository Library Conference: Teri DeVoe, Senior Library Program Officer; Arlington, VA, October 16-17

Association of Science and Technology Centers Conference: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director for Museum Services; Ashley Jones, Museum Program Specialist; San Jose, CA, October 21-24
 
"Innovative Approaches to Staff Development and Teacher Training Using IMLS Grant Funding" Association of Science and Technology Centers: Mark Isaksen, Senior Museum Program Officer; San Jose, CA, October 21-23
 
Digital Library Federation (DLF), DLF Library Arts Colleges/HBCU's Pre-Conference, and Digital Preservation (DigiPres): Emily Reynolds, Senior Library Program Officer; Dr. Ashley Sands, Senior Library Program Officer; Pittsburgh, PA, October 22-26

Digital Library Federation Forum 2017: Robin Dale, Deputy Director for Library Services; Pittsburgh, PA, October 23-25

"Funding Possibilities: Programs, Priorities, and Trends," Digital Library Federation Forum: Emily Reynolds, Senior Library Program Officer; Pittsburgh, PA, October 23-25

"Continuing Education for Digital Preservation," Digital Preservation 2017: Emily Reynolds, Senior Library Program Officer; Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-26

"Funding for Digital Preservation Projects," Digital Preservation 2017: Emily Reynolds, Senior Library Program Officer; Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-26

2017 Futures Conference: Robin Dale, Deputy Director for Library Services; Atlantic City, NJ, September 25-26

New England Museums Association Conference: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director for Museum Services; Falmouth, MA, October 25-27

2017 ICOM NATHIST Conference: Dr. Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist; Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-30

Chief Officers of State Library Agencies 2017 Fall Meeting: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, IMLS Director; Robin Dale, Deputy Director for Library Services; Nashville, TN, October 29-November 1

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting: Dr. Ashley Sands, Senior Library Program Officer; Washington, DC, October 27-November 1

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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