Past Investigations Fueling Future Innovations: An Analysis of the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grants for Libraries.

Wenli Gao, Reid Boehm, Jinshan Xiao, Jingjing Wu

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Abstract

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a major funding agency for museums and libraries in the United States, offers a variety of grant programs to support strategic goals of providing lifelong learning, building capacity, increasing public access, and achieving excellence. Among its diverse grant programs, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) program supports innovative projects that generate new tools, research findings, services, and practices, enhancing the quality of library and archive services nationwide with advancements in theory and practices. This project analyzes data retrieved from the IMLS website for NLG-L awards from 2010 to 2019. The purpose of the project is to investigate trends in grant award distribution including institutions, types of institution, years awarded, and monetary amount. Additionally, this project looks at recurring themes in awards. As external funding becomes more important for libraries and archives to demonstrate the
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Aug 2020

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