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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with QualityMetrics Inc. on a new Five-Year Plan as required by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The plan will guide all the work of Office of Commonwealth Libraries for 2023-2027...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites library and museum employees to participate in a webinar on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern. Subject-matter experts from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) Unified...

Libraries that plan to apply for federal funds, such as Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), must be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM). The SAM registration must be active at the time the ARP-IMLS...

WASHINGTON, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with Reinvestment Fund, have released a new study, Understanding the Social Wellbeing Impacts of the Nation’s Libraries and Museums, which examines the role of museums and libraries in promoting social...

Develop  a foresight mindset and skillset, and ensure that you are primed for market-leading innovation, successful opportunity development, and future-proofing intelligence The Connecticut State Library has been awarded a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services...

SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, has launched the National Citizen and Community Center Network with the goal of providing resources, support, and connections to libraries across the country interested in becoming a community hub for citizen science. Sign-up...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2021 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21). Applicants have through October 2, 2020, to submit their two-page preliminary proposals. National...

As libraries and museums around the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core materials has become increasingly urgent. OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting...

IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries The goal of the FY2020 IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. June 12, 2020 is the deadine for IMLS CARES...