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Tackling Money Matters at New York Public Library


The New York Public Library (NYPL) introduced Money Matters, a project to educate library staff on the core concepts of personal finance and related reference sources. The program also made the staff more open to the idea of hosting presentations by experts who provided personal finance training that was needed most by their neighborhood communities. NYPL also made the project training materials freely available. Read More

 
An ALFA fellow learns about digital Braille readers for people with visual disabilities.
June 2012: Accessible Libraries for All


Students seeking master’s degrees in library and information science at universities in Alabama and Michigan are undertaking a unique curriculum that embraces the idea of universal accessibility and service to special needs populations. Read More

 
Three members of the Project Compass team.
August 2011: National Librarian Training Program Supports Workforce Recovery Efforts


A grant to WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina is helping libraries, nationwide, to meet increasing demands to connect customers with workforce resources. Read More

 
A librarian and three students use a computer in a school library.
April 2011: Research Explores How School Librarians Use Digital Content for STEM Learning


Studies suggest that Interactive resources like models, videos, images, data sets and manipulatives, many of which are freely available to school libraries as open content through the web are important for learning science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. Florida State University, School of Library & Information Studies is using an IMLS grant to explore how school librarians can make it easier for students and their teachers to use digital content to support STEM learning. Read More

 
The Multicultural Internship Program (MIP) coordinator and a MIP intern.
March 2011: Multicultural Internship Program Mentors and Inspires Teens to Seek Library Careers


This month's project profile examines the positive impact of mentoring and empowering teens for library careers and community leadership. One of the goals of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program is to attract a new generation of diverse and creative people to librarianship. Read More