Thirty Libraries and Museums Tapped as Finalists for National Medal

February 25th, 2015

National Medal for Museum and Library ServiceThe Institute of Museum and Library Services announced 30 finalists, including four ULC member libraries, for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

"The 2015 National Medal finalists have made real and lasting contributions to their local communities through programs that engage and inspire the public," said Maura Marx, acting director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. "These institutions serve as trusted providers of educational resources, skills development, and civic engagement. We salute these museums and libraries, which play a key role in shaping our future by providing boundless opportunities for lifelong learning."

IMLS is encouraging those who have visited finalist libraries and museums to share their story on the IMLS Facebook page. To Share Your Story, please visit www.facebook.com/USIMLS.

The National Medal winners will be named later this spring, and representatives from winning institutions will travel to Washington, D.C. to be honored at the National Medal award ceremony.

To learn more about the 2015 National Medal finalists, visit www.imls.gov/medals.