The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries. The medal is the US government’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The NCSU Libraries is the only university research library among the 10 recipients of the National Medal this year.
Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of NCSU Libraries, will receive the medal at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on June 1. In addition to the medal, the libraries receives $5,000, national recognition, and a visit from StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization that will record stories from the NCSU community and preserve them at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
For more details, see the April 19, 2016, NCSU Libraries news release, “NCSU Libraries Wins 2016 IMLS National Medal.”