May 17, 2022

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Releases FY2019 Annual Performance Report

From the Institute of Museum and Library Services:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the agency’s Annual Performance Report (APR) is now available for FY 2019. The report is an in-depth look at how IMLS aligns its strategic priorities with practice.
The APR highlights key impacts of the agency’s activities for FY 2019. Highlights from the report include:
  • The agency launched Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries, a $1.2 million special funding opportunity, which provides funding and mentorship to small and rural libraries to develop and implement projects addressing digital inclusion, community memory, and school library transformation.
  • IMLS collaborated with the New York Hall of Science to expand the scope and scale of Maker/STEM Education Support for 21st Century Community Learning Centers with a $1.9 million financial contribution from the US Department of Education.
  • The agency organized two national events to support the needs of tribal communities: a summit on broadband access, and a cultural preservation convening.

Direct to Full Text Report
55 pages; PDF.

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