Publishers Weekly talks with Institute of Museum and Library Services director R. Crosby Kemper III

Since its founding in 1996, the Institute of Museum and Library Services has been a vital source of support for America’s libraries. And after a year of historic challenges, the independent federal agency figures to play an increasingly important role. At the recent U.S. Book Show, PW talked with IMLS director R. Crosby Kemper III, former director of the Kansas City Public Library, about the state of libraries and how IMLS is responding to the needs of libraries in these unprecedented times. What follows is an edited and abridged of version of that interview. READ MORE