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IMLS 2012 Public Libraries Survey Report Issued

Jan 26, 2015

The analysis found positive links between investments—particularly in staffing and collections—and public library usage. Read More

 
IMLS to Award $154.8 Million to States to Improve Library Services

Jan 21, 2015

The annual grants to State Library Administrative Agencies represent the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the U.S. Read More

 
Marx Will Serve as IMLS Acting Director upon Hildreth’s Departure
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Jan 20, 2015

Maura Marx, deputy director for library services, assumes the leadership role until a new director is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Healthy Aging – Can Libraries and Museums Play a Role?

Jun 05, 2015

A pre-conference to the 2015 White House Conference on Aging focused on how the arts impact healthy aging.​ Read More

 
Blog Post: Let’s Move! Museums Make a Difference in Their Communities
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May 29, 2015

Last week, the First Lady presented the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten libraries and museums for their outstanding service to their communities. Two of the winning museums, Amazement Square and the Louisiana Children’s Museum, are participating in Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens. Read More

 
Blog Post: Digital News and Digital Libraries: Partnerships for Enduring Access
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May 28, 2015

A conference at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library brought together journalists, representatives from press associations, and librarians to work together to preserve and provide access to digital news content. Read More

 
 



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Hands-on, Play-Based Learning at the Marbles Kids Museum Helps Kids and Parents Get Ready for School

Marbles Kids Museum developed and implemented a school readiness project, “Ready, Set, School.” Through hands-on play in a new “Ready, Set, School” classroom exhibit and participation in play-based, school-like programming and events, the project increases school readiness among children ages 2-5, their families, and community organizations that support them. Read more..

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