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.
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.
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).
The IMLS boilerplate and logo should be used in your press releases:
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS envisions a nation where individuals and communities have access to museums and libraries to learn from and be inspired by the trusted information, ideas, and stories they contain about our diverse natural and cultural heritage. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Use of the IMLS logo is required on all publications.
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.
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.
IMLS and NSLAPR appreciate project photos and videos. If members of the public are in your snapshots, don't forget a photo release.