National Medal for Museum and Library Service

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The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is an award given annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to American libraries and museums with outstanding service to their communities. The IMLS refers to the medal as "the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community."[1] The award is typically presented by the First Lady of the United States.

From 1994 to 1999, the award was known as the National Award for Museum Service and given to museums only.[2] From 2000 to 2006, it was awarded to three museums and three libraries annually, and was known as the "National Award for Museum and Library Service". From 2007 to the present, it has borne its present name, and been awarded to five museums and five libraries.

The lists of awardees for 1994-2009 are drawn from the 2009 medals booklet, published by the IMLS.[3]

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

In 2000, the first year that the award was given to libraries, the following seven institutions received it:[3]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

In 2010, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[4]

2011[edit]

In 2011, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[5]

2012[edit]

In 2012, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[6]

2013[edit]

In 2013, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums, and presented by First Lady Michelle Obama:[1]

2014[edit]

In 2014, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[7][8][9]

2015[edit]

In 2015, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[11]

2016[edit]

In 2016, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[12]

2017[edit]

In 2017, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[13]

2018[edit]

In 2018, the award was given to the following ten libraries and museums:[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Be Awarded Today at White House". 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  2. ^ Lucia Herndon (2003-10-21). "Philadelphia Free Library to get a national honor for service". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  3. ^ a b "2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service" (PDF). December 2009. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  4. ^ "2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service" (PDF). November 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  5. ^ "2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service" (PDF). November 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  6. ^ "Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service". 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  7. ^ "Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  8. ^ "Press Releases First Lady Michelle Obama Presents National Medal for Museum and Library Service at White House Event". Imls.gov. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  9. ^ "2014 National Medals for Museum and Library Service". YouTube. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  10. ^ "National Medal | mymcpl.org - Mid-Continent Public Library". mymcpl.org. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  11. ^ "Recipients of Nation's Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced". Imls.gov. 2015-04-21. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  12. ^ "Ten Winners of Nation's Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced". Imls.gov. 2016-04-19. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  13. ^ "2017 National Medal Winners". Imls.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  14. ^ "2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service". Institute of Museum and Library Services. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.