May 24, 2022

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Publishes 2018-2011 Strategic Plan

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released their strategic plan for 2018-2022 earlier today.

The new plan is titled, “Transforming Communities.”

From IMLS:

2018-01-10_13-08-52The new plan outlines four strategic goals that will underpin the agency’s programs and services:

1. Promote Lifelong Learning: IMLS supports learning and literacy for people of all ages through museums and libraries.

2. Build Capacity: IMLS strengthens the capacity of museums and libraries to improve the well-being of their communities.

3. Increase Public Access: IMLS makes strategic investments that increase access to information, ideas, and networks through libraries and museums.

4. Achieve Excellence: IMLS strategically aligns its resources and relationships to support libraries and museums nationwide.

Developed with input from a wide variety of community stakeholders, as well as IMLS leadership, staff, and board members, the agency invites a continuation of the conversation through three Twitter chats on January 17, 24, and 31, focusing on learning, capacity building, and access.

Direct to Full Text Plan: Transforming Communities: IMLS Strategic Plan 2018-2022.
16 pages; PDF.

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