Category Archives: Research

Children Who Visit Museums Have Higher Achievement in Reading, Math, and Science

By Deanne W. Swan, Senior Statistician, IMLS Earlier this month I had the honor of representing IMLS in Philadelphia at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners gathered to share cutting-edge research that will … Continue reading

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New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate

By Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, and Justin Grimes, Statistician, IMLS With more than $36 billion dollars of discounts provided to date, the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-rate,” helps schools and libraries … Continue reading

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Letting the Sun Shine In: How Open Data Furthers Open Government

By Maria Raviele Evaluation Officer, IMLS This week marks Sunshine Week, celebrating the importance of both open government and open information.  At IMLS, we believe that open government and transparency are essential to ensuring the success of the agency’s mission. … Continue reading

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Thanks for a Great Year!

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS As we start the new year and look back on accomplishments in 2013, it is clear to me that the success of IMLS rests on the shoulders of thousands of people in neighborhoods across America … Continue reading

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