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:
May 26, 2015 10:47 AM
The National Medal for Museum and Library Service shines a national spotlight on the many ways libraries and museums make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities across the country. Stories from winning institutions resonate with IMLS efforts to help institutions provide services to immigrant communities.
May 21, 2015 12:34 PM
Developers used the IMLS Data Catalog to help create Range, a mobile app that helps locate vital summer resources for youth.
April 24, 2015 11:47 AM
Grant materials from the first IMLS awards addressing the national digital platform are now available.
April 16, 2015 03:36 PM
Ford’s Theatre launched the Remembering Lincoln digital collection to engage present-day Americans with stories of people who lived through President Lincoln’s assassination.
April 14, 2015 02:00 PM
On April 20, IMLS will host a Twitter chat about the national digital platform, the theme of the April 28 IMLS Focus Convening.