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Short Titles as Introduced

Museum and Library Services Act of 2018

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Official Title as Introduced

To reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act.


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09/28/2018Introduced in House

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09/28/2018Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/28/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Education and the Workforce09/28/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/28/2018)

Museum and Library Services Act of 2018

This bill amends and reauthorizes through FY2023 the Museum and Library Services Act and provides funding for library services and technology through FY2023. The bill expands the definition of "library" and "museum" to include a tribal library or museum and expands the services museums are authorized to provide.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the 21st Century Museum Professional Program established by this bill, may enter into arrangements with museum, museum consortia and associations, institutions of higher education, and other entities for projects to:

  • increase the number of students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds enrolled in graduate and undergraduate museum-related programs;
  • recruit future museum professionals from such backgrounds;
  • develop new or enhance current professional development and retention programs for museum professionals and the museum workforce; and
  • support and conduct research, needs assessments, pilot programs, and evaluation of education and professional development programs to recruit, prepare, educate, and retain the next generation of museum professionals.