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Apply Now For a 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

2015 August 10

National Medal for Museum and Library ServiceIt’s the time of year to nominate your local library for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service!  The medal is the nation’s highest honor for exemplary service and contribution to local communities.  Nominations for the medal will be accepted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) until October 1, 2015.

All types of nonprofit libraries and museums are eligible to receive this honor. Selected institutions demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and exceed the expected levels of community outreach.

Winners are honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., host a two-day visit from StoryCorps to record community member stories, and receive positive press attention through a media campaign. Approximately thirty finalists are selected as part of the process and are featured by IMLS as part of a six-week social media and press campaign.

Visit the National Medal web pages to get all the details of how to nominate a library or museum.  For questions about nominating, contact one of the following specialists:

Program Contact for Museums-
Mark Feitl, Museum Program Specialist
202-653-4635, mfeitl@imls.gov

Program Contact for Libraries-
Katie Murray, Staff Assistant
202-653-4644, kmurray@imls.gov

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