[Library Media] Fwd: 2013 National Medal Nominations Are Due October 15

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Tue Oct 2 20:55:41 MDT 2012

October 2, 2012
IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard, gbullard at imls.gov
2013 National Medal Nominations Are Due October 15

Accelerated Deadline to Accommodate Spring Ceremony
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has
an accelerated deadline for nominations for the 2013 National Medal for
Museum and Library Service. To accommodate a spring award ceremony, the
deadline is earlier than usual. It is October 15, 2012. Museums and
libraries that would like to be considered for the award should complete
and mail the nomination form by that date. The National Medal for Museum
and Library Service (
) is the nation’s highest honor for exemplary service by museum and
The National Medal honors museums and libraries that make extraordinary
civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions.
Public or private nonprofit museums, including art, history, science and
technology, children’s, and natural history museums; historic houses,
nature centers, zoos, and botanical gardens; and all types of nonprofit
libraries, including public, school, academic, research, and archival,
are eligible to receive this honor. The winners are honored at a
National Medal award ceremony held in Washington, D.C.
For more information and to access the nomination form, please go to
www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=13 (
). A complete application will include a five-page, single-spaced
narrative; financial statements for the past two fiscal years; and up to
three letters of support. These nominating materials are reviewed by
members of the National Museum and Library Services Board, a
presidentially appointed policy advisory board of IMLS. Based on their
recommendations, the IMLS Director selects the final winners.
Complete applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2012 to this
address (no faxes or emails will be accepted):
The National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Office of the Director
Institute of Museum and Library Services 
1800 M St. NW 9th Floor 
Washington, DC 20036-5802
Program Contact for Libraries
Michele Farrell, Senior Program Officer 
Phone: 202-653-4656 
E-mail: mfarrell at imls.gov
Program Contact for Museums
Steven Shwartzman, Senior Program Officer 
Phone: 202-653-4641 
E-mail: sshwartzman at imls.gov 
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services 
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
Our grants, policy development, and research helps communities and
individuals thrive by providing broad public access to knowledge,
cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS,
please visit www.imls.gov (
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