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ALA, IMLS Detail E-Health Resources for Library Staff

Jul 18, 2013

For many people the library is the place to go for health information. More than 28 million people used library computers for health information in one year. As the October 1 opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace approaches, library staff need to be prepared to connect patrons to online resources and community connections. Read More

 
84 Museums Will Participate in the Conservation Assessment Program

Jul 16, 2013

For 2013, 84 museums in 34 states will participate CAP, which assists small museums in providing appropriate care for endangered collections. CAP is administered by Heritage Preservation and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through its National Leadership Grants for Museums program.​ Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: 2013 Sparks! Ignition Grants

Jul 16, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 21 awards totaling $496,978 matched with $408,150 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Passion to Learn
Photo of Leslie Bushara

Aug 28, 2013

Leslie Bushara was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Bushara led the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Museum’s educational programming and curricula, which have shown lasting impact city-, state- and nationwide. Read More

 
Blog Post: Creating a Community Where Knowledge Grows

Aug 27, 2013

Pierce County Library System Executive Director Neel Parikh and Community Member Jo Cruz talk about how the library has become a leader in early learning by helping parents and caregivers understand early literacy. Read More

 
Blog Post: Kindergarteners’ Visitation to Libraries and Museums
Graph with statistics from Department of Education early learning report

Aug 23, 2013

IMLS analyst Deanne Swan looks at a Department of Education study to learn about children who are benefitting from visits to museums and libraries, and those who are not. Read More

 
 



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Can Punch Cards and Photo Booths Build Visitor Loyalty?

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center’s Loyalty Lab project tested low-tech, low-cost techniques to deepen visitor engagement, help the museum build relationships, and encourage repeat visits. Read more..

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