Institute of Museum and Library Services September 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection Request: Proposed Research Project: The Social Well-Being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study
Document Number: 2018-19141
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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 conduct a research study entitled ``The Social Well-being Impact (SWI) of Libraries and Museums Study''. The study will be designed to demonstrate the impact of libraries and museums on community well- being. This builds upon prior work synthesized in the 2016 IMLS ``Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change'' report. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.