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April 2017 


Empowering Individual History Makers: The Story of Maine Memory Network and My Maine Stories
The Maine Historical Society is embarking on the next phase of inclusion: empowering individuals to contribute to the Maine Memory Network.  Read more


Members of the public are invited to attend the National Museum and Library Services Board meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Read more

IMLS announced 39 grants totaling $9,799,830 to support libraries across the nation.   Read more

Meet IMLS Director Matthew at the IMLS Booth at AAM
Special opportunity to meet with Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew on Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, at the American Alliance of Museums conference in St. Louis. Dr. Matthew wants to hear your ideas for the future about museum, library, and information services throughout the nation. Head to the IMLS Booth (#2239) in the Federal Agency Pavilion to sign up for a five minute session with the IMLS director to talk about how IMLS can best serve your community.


Plan Your Next IMLS Museum Application: Two New Publications Can Help 
It's never too early to start planning your next IMLS museum grant application. Two new IMLS publications provide useful information to inspire you as you consider the various ways that the agency might support your programs. Read more

Serve Veterans Using a Local Collective Impact Approach: Five Resource Documents
We have produced a series of working resource documents through our Community Salute initiative to help further your engagement with veterans and military families, and align efforts around community change with partners . Read more Finding Information and Data on IMLS Grants
Learn how to explore data and information about the grants IMLS has awarded to libraries and museums. Read more


"Closing Keynote: Developments in the National Digital Platform at IMLS," 2017 Digital Initiatives Symposium: Trevor Owens, Supervisory Senior Program Officer; University of San Diego; San Diego, CA, May 1-2
Association of Children's Museums InterActivity Conference: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director of Museum Services; Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist; Pasadena, CA, May 2-5
"IMLS Update," Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) Spring Meeting: Robin Dale, Acting Deputy Director for Library Services; Ben Sweezy, Deputy Director of Digital and Information Strategy; Washington, DC, May 3
2017 Association of South Dakota Museums Annual Conference: Connie Bodner, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, Office of Museum Services; Deadwood, South Dakota, May 5-6
American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, Director; Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director of Museum Services; Sandra Narva, Senior Museum Program Officer; Jill Connors-Joyner, Museum Program Specialist; Mark Feitl, Museum Program Specialist; Ashley Jones, Museum Program Specialist; St. Louis, MO, May 7-10

"IMLS Update for AAM's Joint Leadership Council,"American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director of Museum Services;  St. Louis, MO, May 7-10

Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC): Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director of Museum Services; Christopher J. Reich, Chief Administrator, Office of Museum Services; Chicago, IL, May 28-June 1

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Continuous Learning Workshop: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, Director; Chicago, IL, May 31-June 1 
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.  For the past 20 years, our grant making, policy development, and research has helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit IMLS at 20 ( and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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