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:
April 21, 2015 10:27 AM
IMLS congratulates the 2015 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
April 7, 2015 12:37 PM
Five new members have been selected for the 2015 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program.
February 24, 2015 09:28 AM
For 21 years, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.
April 24, 2015 10:32 AM
From the White House to Buffalo, NY, the 2014 National Student Poets have been engaging communities with the gift of poetry.
April 22, 2015 12:36 PM
IMLS, in partnership with Exploratorium, is working to bring STEM-learning resources to students engaged in after school programs.
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.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium offered expanded professional development programs for teachers through a teacher institute project, providing 450 teachers with new tools, skills, and support through 15 year-long, grade-appropriate teacher institutes over 3 years. Participating teachers were better able to engage and inspire students to develop a connection to their local environment and gain the basic ocean science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and ocean stewards.
The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland used an IMLS grant to begin documenting Professor David C. Driskell’s one-of-a-kind archive consisting of an estimated 50,000 objects. The center hired an archivist, graduate student interns, and a consulting archivist to develop procedures for inventorying and making the collection available online.
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.
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.
A snapshot of how public libraries reach out to teens with programs and services.