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STEM-Rich Afterschool Making Project of IMLS and Exploratorium is Part of Interagency Learning Collaboration for Underserved Students
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Feb 03, 2015

The project will use STEM-focused content, instructional strategies, and training approaches developed by science museums to help 21st Century Community Learning Centers offer making activities. Read More

 
President’s FY 2016 Budget Request Includes $237,427,957 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Feb 02, 2015

With the requested FY 2016 funds, IMLS will provide leadership for the nation’s libraries and museums through grant making, policy development, and research. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2015 Native American Library Services Basic Grants

Feb 02, 2015

IMLS will be accepting applications for grants to support core Native American library services until the April 1 deadline. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Maker Movement Takes Over Pittsburgh
Man holding stick participating in an activity.

Feb 13, 2015

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and IMLS co-hosted a convening of library and museum professionals from across the country to identify key elements of library and museum makerspaces that support learning.​ Read More

 
Blog Post: StoryCorps Interview: Chicago Public Library
Marcia Trawinski and Dottie Gibson

Feb 12, 2015

Marcia Trawinski, long-time member of the Chicago Public Library, talks to her friend Dottie Gibson about how adaptive services for the visually impaired have improved her relationship with books and the library. Read More

 
Blog Post: StoryCorps Interview: Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Heather Stephenson and Jeanne White

Feb 06, 2015

Ryan White was one of the first children to be diagnosed with AIDS in 1984, which he contracted from a medicine used to treat his hemophilia. At the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, a permanent exhibit—Ryan’s childhood room—educates visitors about Ryan’s life and AIDS. We hear from Ryan’s mom and close friend in this StoryCorps interview. Read More

 
 



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Climate Change and Plants—Predicting and Planning

Research by the Missouri Botanical Garden combines bioclimatic modeling and innovative experiments to shed light on key questions concerning the impacts of climate change on plant diversity, with the aim of helping conservationists develop scientifically based protocols to avert the loss of species. Read more..

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