…Please excuse the cross-postings…
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released a new, concise 5-year strategic plan for their federal agency this week. This document will mainly be used as a general guide to “frame how IMLS will advance, support, and empower America’s libraries, museums, and the communities they serve.”
The plan focuses on four goals for the IMLS for 2018-2022:
1. To promote lifelong learning
2. To build capacity
3. To increase public access
4. And to achieve excellence.
You may recognize a lot of overlap with the State Library of Oregon’s own goals from our Library and Technology Services Act (LSTA) 2018-2022 Five-Year Plan, which is of course a good thing. J And I think “achieving excellence” in Oregon should go without saying, am I right?
The IMLS will be hosting a series of three Twitter chats January 17, 24, and 31 to share more info about their plan and to gather feedback. I encourage anyone with interest in policy and grant making at the national level to participate in those conversations! Just watch for hashtag #IMLS2018.
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