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IMLS and WebJunction Convening Examines Continuing Education for Library Professionals

Jun 06, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and WebJunction hosted a convening of fifteen library organizations for an upcoming report on state of continuing education. Read More

 
2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Finalists Announced
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May 22, 2013

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and its cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are proud to recognize 50 exceptional programs for their work in providing rich arts and humanities learning opportunities for young people. The NAHYP Award is the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs. Read More

 
IMLS Invites Civic-Minded Techies to Hack Agency Data
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May 21, 2013

The first National Day of Civic Hacking is June 1 and 2, 2013. More than 90 sites across the country are planning events that will bring together techies, entrepreneurs, do-gooders, and activists to invent new tools using publicly-released data from local, state and federal government agencies. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is joining in, contributing challenges and data about museums and libraries. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: At Rockwood Library, Nourishing a Summer Reading List
Kids gather at Rockwood branch library in outer Soiutheast Portland. Jamie Francis/The Oregonian

Jul 03, 2013

With the help of Volunteers of America and Catering for a Cause, the Rockwood branch of the Multnomah County Library will offer hot lunches as part of the federal summer food program, the first library in the area to participate. Read More

 
Blog Post: Landmark Treaty For The Visually Impaired
Marrakech Signing

Jul 02, 2013

The World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Diplomatic Conference for Visually Impaired Persons concluded in Marrakesh, Morocco with a signing ceremony for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.​ Read More

 
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: Wake Up and Smell the Possibilities
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Jun 27, 2013

With the help of an IMLS grant the Mosaics Templar Cultural Center was able to hire collections and education staff. Read More

 
 



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Literacy and Tech for Toddlers at El Paso Community College Northwest Library

The Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library, based at the El Paso Community College Northwest campus, implemented an Interactive Technology and Literacy Program for area young children and their parents to foster a long term love of learning, a habit of library usage, and a college-going culture among community residents. Read more..

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