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IMLS Announces Grant for National Forum on the Role of Public Libraries in Local Open Government

Aug 28, 2013

A $99,713 grant to the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany is designed to lead to a better understanding of how public libraries help citizens engage with local governments. Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: 2013 Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants

Aug 27, 2013

IMLS grant awards of $523,000 will provide a range of library services for Native Hawaiians, including culture-based literacy activities, genealogy workshops, and digital literacy training. Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: 2013 Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program

Aug 27, 2013

IMLS grants of $899,616 will be awarded for 21 projects that help protect and preserve the cultural heritage of Native Americans and Native Hawaiian through a variety of museum activities. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: See Civil War Uniforms in the Conservation Process in a Live Webcast
The frock coat of Lt. Col. Thomas Ruffin

Sep 09, 2013

During a live webcast from the North Carolina Museum of History, you can get a behind the scenes look at their textile conservation lab and see how they conserve Civil War uniforms. Read More

 
Blog Post: Saving Video Games at the Strong
Man playing a video game on a computer

Sep 06, 2013

With the challenges of ever-changing technology, a grant from IMLS is helping the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at the Strong preserve video games. Read More

 
Blog Post: Our Moving is Our Learning: The Power of Kinesthetic Learning and Programming in Children’s Museums
Children practicing yoga in a museum.

Sep 05, 2013

Programming at the Miami Children’s Museum provides children with learning experiences that encourages movement and an active lifestyle. Read More

 
 



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Teacher Institutes for Science Education and Ocean Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium offered expanded professional development programs for teachers through a teacher institute project, providing 450 teachers with new tools, skills, and support through 15 year-long, grade-appropriate teacher institutes over 3 years. Participating teachers were better able to engage and inspire students to develop a connection to their local environment and gain the basic ocean science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and ocean stewards. Read more..

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