Transforming Communities: IMLS Strategic Plan 2018–2022


The mission of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.

The new strategic plan presents four goals that will support the programs and services of the agency.

1. Promote lifelong learning
2. Build capacity
3. Increase public access
4. Achieve excellence

IMLS recognizes the enduring importance of its statutory mission: to serve the people of America through museum, library, and information services.

As a federal grantmaker, IMLS will seek new ways to increase the impact of its investments for the benefit of museums, libraries, and the American public.

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