Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: 2019-2021 IMLS Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms, 15642-15643 [2018-07376]

Download as PDF 15642 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 11, 2018 / Notices IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to offer a grant program targeted to the needs of libraries, aligned to the updated IMLS Strategic Framework for 2019–2021, IMLS Grants for Native Hawaiian Library Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before June 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718 Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions Native Hawaiian grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that enhance existing library services or implement new library services. Native Hawaiian Library Services grants are available to nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians (as the term is defined in 20 U.S.C. 7517). The term ‘‘Native Hawaiian’’ refers to an individual who is a citizen of the United States and a descendant of the aboriginal people VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Apr 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 who, before 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. Successful Native Hawaiian grant projects should result in measureable changes and outcomes, such as increased understanding, interest, and confidence among participants. Successful Native Hawaiian grant projects support the activities described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, for example: • Support for individuals’ needs for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills; • Improvement of the quality of and access to library and information services; and • Enhancement of the skills of the current library workforce and leadership. This action is to renew the forms and instructions for the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the next three years. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: 2019–2021 IMLS Native Hawaiian Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. OMB Number: 3137–0102. Frequency: Once per year. Affected Public: Nonprofit organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. Number of Respondents: 7. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 40 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 280 hours. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual costs: $7933. Public Comments Invited: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 5, 2018. Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grant Policy and Management. [FR Doc. 2018–07378 Filed 4–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: 2019–2021 IMLS Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Submission for OMB review, comment request. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before May 8, 2018. OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 11, 2018 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director of Grant Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718, Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the Nation’s 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. The Institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. Current Actions: This notice proposes the clearance of the IMLS Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms. The 60-day Notice for the ‘‘Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019–2021 IMLS ‘‘Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms’’ was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2018 (83 FR 8507). The agency has received no public comments under this notice. All proposals submitted for IMLS competitive awards are reviewed by library and museum professionals who know the needs of communities, can share promising practices, and are well versed in the issues and concerns of museums and libraries today. Peer reviewers dedicate their time and expertise to advance the highest professional practices in the field. The IMLS review process is well respected, and the success of our grant programs is largely due to the expertise of our reviewers. These Peer Reviewer Nomination forms, accessed through the IMLS website, allow library and museum professionals to indicate their interest and expertise to be considered for selection as an IMLS peer reviewer. There are two forms, one for library professionals and one for museum professionals. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Apr 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms. OMB Number: 3137–0099. Frequency: Once per year. Affected Public: Library and Museum applicants. Number of Respondents: 1770. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 850 hours. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a. Total Annual costs: $23,749. Dated: April 5, 2018. Kim A. Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grant Policy and Management. [FR Doc. 2018–07376 Filed 4–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Institute of Museum and Library Services Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019–2021 IMLS Native American Basic Library Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities ACTION: Notice, request for comments on this collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This pre-clearance consultation program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a plan to offer a grant program targeted to the needs of Native American libraries, aligned to the updated IMLS Strategic Framework for 2019–2021, IMLS Native American Basic Library Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15643 contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before June 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718, Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024–2135. Dr. Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202–653–4718, Fax: 202– 653–4608, or by email at swebb@ imls.gov, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with hearing difficulty at 202– 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. II. Current Actions Native American Basic Grants support existing library operations and maintain core library services, particularly as they relate to the following goals in the Museum and Library Services Act (20 U.S.C. 9141). 1. Expanding services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats, in all types of libraries, for individuals of all ages in order to support such individuals’ need for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital library skills. 2. Establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries and entities, as described in 20 U.S.C. 9134(b)(6), for the purpose of improving the quality of E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Institute of Museum and Library Services


Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: 
2019-2021 IMLS Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation 
on the Arts and Humanities.

ACTION: Submission for OMB review, comment request.

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SUMMARY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the 
following information collection has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to the office listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below on or before May 8, 2018.
    OMB is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other

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technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-
7316.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sandra Webb, Director of Grant 
Policy and Management, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 955 
L'Enfant Plaza North, SW, Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20024-2135. Dr. 
Webb can be reached by Telephone: 202-653-4718, Fax: 202-653-4608, or 
by email at [email protected], or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with 
hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Institute of Museum and Library Services 
is the primary source of federal support for the Nation's 120,000 
libraries and 35,000 museums and related organizations. The Institute's 
mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, 
lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, 
policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver 
valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals 
to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov.
    Current Actions: This notice proposes the clearance of the IMLS 
Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms. The 60-day Notice for the ``Notice of 
Proposed Information Collection Requests: 2019-2021 IMLS ``Peer 
Reviewer Nomination Forms'' was published in the Federal Register on 
February 27, 2018 (83 FR 8507). The agency has received no public 
comments under this notice.
    All proposals submitted for IMLS competitive awards are reviewed by 
library and museum professionals who know the needs of communities, can 
share promising practices, and are well versed in the issues and 
concerns of museums and libraries today. Peer reviewers dedicate their 
time and expertise to advance the highest professional practices in the 
field. The IMLS review process is well respected, and the success of 
our grant programs is largely due to the expertise of our reviewers. 
These Peer Reviewer Nomination forms, accessed through the IMLS 
website, allow library and museum professionals to indicate their 
interest and expertise to be considered for selection as an IMLS peer 
reviewer. There are two forms, one for library professionals and one 
for museum professionals.
    Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Title: Peer Reviewer Nomination Forms.
    OMB Number: 3137-0099.
    Frequency: Once per year.
    Affected Public: Library and Museum applicants.
    Number of Respondents: 1770.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 30 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 850 hours.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: n/a.
    Total Annual costs: $23,749.

    Dated: April 5, 2018.
Kim A. Miller,
Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grant Policy and Management.
[FR Doc. 2018-07376 Filed 4-10-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7036-01-P