AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation
on the Arts and the Humanities.
ACTION: Submission for OMB review, comment request.
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. By this notice, IMLS is
soliciting comments concerning a proposed cohort evaluation project
related to the ``Community Catalyst Initiative: Roles of Libraries and
Museums as Enablers of Community Vitality and Co-Creators of Positive
Community Change'' grant program and document processes related to
community engagement, partnerships, and associated outcomes for the
benefit of the museum and library fields.
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 December 31,
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 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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by teletype (TTY/TDD) for persons with
hearing difficulty at 202-653-4614.