May 24, 2022

IMLS Announces the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Recipients

From an IMLS News Release:

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 National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Recipients must demonstrate innovative approaches to public service and community outreach.


The award was created to celebrate the vital role museums and libraries play in American society and is awarded to institutions that have developed innovative ways to serve their communities. Recipients of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:

  1. Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
  2. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  3. Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH
  4. EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia, SC
  5. Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
  6. Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Collegeville, MN
  7. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
  8. Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI
  9. San José Public Library, San José, CA
  10. Weippe Public Library & Discovery Center, Weippe, ID

To learn more about the 2011 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service view the brochure or visit

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