Museums and libraries support formal education from early elementary through the highest levels of research and scholarship.
Partnership: National Student Poets Program
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and IMLS are partnering with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers on the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for youth poets whose original work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen education support (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Education support content on the IMLS Web site:
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 28, 2014 11:03 AM
With IMLS and Sloan Foundation funding, ARL and its partners will create a notification system for the research community to learn of new findings, data, and reports.
March 19, 2014 02:42 PM
The public hearing will be April 17, 2014, at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington, DC.
April 21, 2014 03:59 PM
IMLS Senior Statistician Deanne W. Swan highlights findings that show the educational benefits of museum visits for kindergarten children.
March 19, 2014 03:56 PM
Director Hildreth asks: Are badges in your future?
March 7, 2014 03:41 PM
Senior Library Program Officer Mary Alice Ball recaps recent events that covered the impact of geo-mapping, crowdsourcing, and the E-rate.
The Haines Borough Public Library and the Chilkoot Indian Association worked together on a project to share Native cultural knowledge and to offer basic literacy and technology programs to help the members of their rural, isolated community. The results: new energy and programs that empower residents with a solid foundation of traditional life skills to weather hard times, technical literacy for twenty-first century success, and mutual understanding and respect.
The Balboa Park Online Collaborative launched the Balboa Park Commons, a resource for educators featuring more than 20,000 digitized photographs and artifacts from seven cultural organizations in Balboa Park.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is bringing the museum experience into public housing developments with a model program that includes early childhood literacy elements, health exhibits, and educational programming.
On August 30-31, 2004 the Institute convened a conference and workshop examining the intersections of museums, libraries, and K-12 education. The resulting report captures the key issues that emerged at the workshop, highlights seminal project and partnership examples, and provides some common language around a vision for how museum/school/library collaborations can contribute to a learning society.