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:
July 16, 2014 03:29 PM
Congress passes sweeping overhaul of nation’s workforce law. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 affirms the role of libraries in assisting the country’s job seekers and employers.
June 26, 2014 12:17 PM
IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth and OCTAE Acting Assistant Secretary Johan Uvin release joint letter describing partnership.
June 25, 2014 09:43 AM
Federal library funding will strengthen employment assistance, improve access to government information and help people use technology.
June 20, 2014 10:06 AM
Libraries and museums across the country offer fun family programs to keep children and teens learning in the summer.
May 30, 2014 01:05 PM
More than 900 participated in webcast of IMLS Focus, a nationwide conversation about public access to digitized collections.