Press Releases


USCIS Welcomes New Citizens at the Library of Congress to Celebrate National Library Week

Apr 15, 2013

IMLS Director Susan Hildreth participated in a naturalization ceremony at Library of Congress during a National Library Week celebration. At the event IMLS and USCIS announced a partnership to encourage and recognize collaboration between citizen and immigration services and public libraries. Read More

 
National Student Poets Celebrate Poetry Month Across the United States

Apr 12, 2013

The five teenage National Student Poets serve as literary ambassadors for poetry. They are helping to celebrate National Poetry Month by spreading the word about their craft at workshops and events around the country. Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: FY 13 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Apr 11, 2013

The professional Development and education grants will help underserved communities, increase diversity among librarian recruits, and train in emerging fields of cloud computing and cybersecurity. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Digital Inclusion: Whose Job Is It?
Digital Inclusion Infographic


WebJunction launched the infographic, “The Internet Is Important To Everyone,” to bring attention to the impact broadband has on our lives and offer actions our communities can take. Read More

 
Blog Post: Get Involved: Powered By Your Library
San Jose tutor and learner.

Apr 12, 2013

The California State Library launched a statewide initiative to expand the visibility and contributions of skilled volunteers in public libraries. Read More

 
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: Navigating the Bumps: Coping with Personnel Changes in “Mid-Grant”
The Kansas African American Museum

Apr 11, 2013

The Kansas African American Museum shares valuable lessons about staff recruitment and retention. Read More

 
 



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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..

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