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Global Awareness

As technology and globalization make the world a smaller place, increased global and cultural awareness fostered by libraries and museums is increasingly important

Partnership: Serving New Americans
IMLS and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are working together to help libraries provide accurate and useful information about immigration and citizenship benefits, promote an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensure the integrity of the immigration system.

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Partnership: Film Forward
Film Forward is a cultural exchange program designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding, collaboration, and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of film and conversation with filmmakers.

National Initiative: International Strategic Partnership Initiative
The International Strategic Partnership Initiative is a project that will strengthen cross-cultural connections between U.S. museums and libraries and their global counterparts.

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Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen global awareness (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Global awareness content on the IMLS Web site:
Woman teaches teens how to create a book.
Museums as Social Agents: Storytelling Aids Emotional Healing

February 5, 2015 02:35 PM
Sandy Spring Museum helped immigrant youth in their community tell their stories through words, photography, and art. Read More

Blog Post: Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

December 5, 2014 02:29 PM
The 28th Annual American Evaluation Association conference covered a range of issues, from statistical methods to processes for making evaluation research more useful for program staff and policymakers. Read More