21st Century Skills
The global economy calls for new skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.
National Initiative: Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills
The Institute's Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills initiative underscores the critical role our nation’s museums and libraries play in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness.
Partnership: STEM Video Game Challenge
IMLS is a National Community Sponsor of the National STEM Video Game Challenge. The Challenge, now in its third year, was inspired by President Obama’s "Educate to Innovate" Campaign, promoting science, technology, engineering and math education.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen 21st century skills (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
21st century skills content on the IMLS Web site:
April 1, 2014 09:27 AM
Selected by a White House committee, student poetry ambassadors connect youth across the country to the dynamic art of literary self-expression
March 31, 2014 08:39 AM
Grants will prepare librarians to serve tribal communities, immigrants, underserved youth and preschoolers, rare book researchers, and many others.
March 19, 2014 02:42 PM
The public hearing will be April 17, 2014, at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington, DC.
March 19, 2014 12:37 PM
IMLS will host the first in a series of meetings about future funding strategies at the New York Public Library on April 29.
March 13, 2014 09:51 AM
IMLS announced today grants totaling $328,659 for projects of the American Library Association (ALA), the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Inc. (COSLA), and the University of Washington.