You MUST credit IMLS on all flyers, press releases, blog posts, invitations, webpages, social media, powerpoints, news stories, signage, email announcements, etc. Books and equipment should be labeled as well.
See IMLS' Grantee Communications Kit: https://www.imls.gov/grants/grant-recipients/grantee-communications-kit
The type of recognition varies according to the type of activity:
In materials that contain or present substantive project content, such as an exhibition, article, catalogue, or other publication, video documentary, or online exhibition or website, the acknowledgement must also include the following statement:
“The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) (article) do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.”
For questions about whether a product requires this statement, contact the IMLS Office of Communications.
When issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money, all grantees receiving IMLS appropriated funding, including but not limited to State and local governments and recipients of Federal research grants, shall clearly state:
(See IMLS fiscal year 2020 appropriations act – Section 505 of the Title V (General Provisions) of Division A of Public Law 116-94, December 20, 2019).
No project extensions will be granted. Grant projects MUST be completed by August 31, 2022.
Do NOT submit actual surveys to NSLAPR. Attach Final Survey Worksheets with your final evaluation.
The survey questions, which align with PLA’s Project Outcome, are meant to do two things:
An evaluation survey for all LSTA funded instructional programs and certain content acquisition projects is required by IMLS. The survey questions vary, depending on the activity and beneficiary:
|Instructional Program for the Public|
|Instructional Program for Library Staff|
|Content Acquisition for Library Staff|
|Planning/Evaluation for Library Staff|
2021 LSTA Project Management webinar
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 @ 3pm
2021 LSTA Project Management Webinar Survey (will serve as documentation of attendance)
If awarded an LSTA grant, the Nevada State Library staff would like to help you celebrate your successes! If you host an open house, launch party, or special event, consider inviting the State Librarian and/or the Deputy State Librarian. Contact Sulin Jones for arrangements.
Send timely press releases to the LSTA coordinator for forwarding to IMLS. They can often help promote at the national level.
As a grant recipient, you are required to acknowledge the IMLS and the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records in your announcements, flyers, press releases, banners, videos, events, as well as on all grant funded materials and equipment. Example:
Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.
Use of the IMLS logo is required on all publications. NSLAPR's logo may be included as well. Logos are available below:
You're encouraged to tag IMLS (as well as NSLAPR) in any social media post that promotes your LSTA grant project:
Also, remember to capture social media content to include with final reports.
A picture is worth 1000 words, so we highly recommend that photo documentation and video URLs be submitted with your final report. If members of the public are in your snapshots, also get a photo release.
IMLS has prepared a series of guidance memos on how to administer and report on the use of LSTA funds.