June 22, 2017

IMLS Announces the 10 Recipients of 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Congratulations to the five libraries and five museums who are the recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services:

2017-05-15_10-38-37The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the 10 recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 23 years, the award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities.

The award will be presented at an event in Washington, D.C., this summer.

The 2017 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service demonstrate impactful programs and services that exceed the expected levels of community outreach and are known as catalysts for community change. They were selected from 30 finalists across the country nominated for the honor.

The 2017 National Medal recipients are:

  • Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (Alaska State Museums) (Juneau, Alaska)
  • Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, Colorado)
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Skokie, Illinois)
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, Wisconsin)
  • Long Beach Public Library (Long Beach, California)
  • Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Oakland, California)
  • Richland Library (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • University of Minnesota Libraries (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Waterville Public Library (Waterville, Maine)

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See Also: List of 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Nominees
15 museums and 15 libraries were nominated.

List of All National Medal for Museum and Library Services (1994-2013)
.XLS file also available

UPDATE: University of Minnesota Libraries Share IMLS! (via Instagram)

See Also: U of Minnesota Libraries Named Recipient of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor (via UMN News)

See Also: University of Minnesota Libraries Wins 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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