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Call for Applications: FY 14 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Jul 22, 2013

Applications are now being accepting for the 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. The program’s deadline is September 16, 2013. Read More

 
IMLS Announces Second Heritage Health Index

Jul 19, 2013

Heritage Preservation, working in cooperation with IMLS, will conduct a second Heritage Health Index. The original survey, conducted nearly 10 years ago, was the first comprehensive study to assess the condition of U.S. collections, across the entire spectrum of collecting institutions. Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: 2013 Native American Library Services Basic Grants

Jul 18, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today grants serving 242 federally-recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations and totaling $1,672,000. Read More

 
 



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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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Rhode Island’s First Responders Receive Training to Limit Damage to Collections

The Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) spearheaded a model program to help first responders and collecting institutions prepare for and respond to disasters. Read more..

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