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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

President Obama requests $242,605,000 for Institute of Museum and Library Services

The current Newsletter for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections reports that President Obama has requested $242,605,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Susan Hildreth, director of IMLS is quoted saying "Rapid societal shifts are challenging museums and libraries to reinvent themselves. With this budget, IMLS is rigorously examining all of its grant programs, research and leadership initiatives to ensure that every dollar is helping libraries and museums meet this challenge in a world where the ability to access and use information is essential to competitiveness, IMLS must help frontline institutions use new technology, adapt services to meet the needs of today's information seekers, and work in partnership with a host of community organizations" SPNHC Newsletter, vol.25:1, 2011, pg.36.

For more information about the IMLS and their programs see

The current issue of the SPNHC Newsletter is available at the INHS library, call number, 508.075 Sp59.