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President Obama Announces Open eBooks and ConnectED Library Challenge
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Apr 30, 2015

President Obama announced two new efforts to strengthen student learning by improving access to digital content and to public libraries. Read More

 
NEH and IMLS Co-Fund Convening on the Future of Crowdsourcing

Apr 29, 2015

The meeting will bring together stakeholders from the humanities, sciences, and cultural heritage domains to share their experiences managing digital projects that invite contributions from virtual volunteers.​ Read More

 
IMLS Hosts Learning in Libraries Convening May 14 in Kansas City, MO

Apr 29, 2015

Join the conversation about learning in libraries, both for library users and the profession as a whole, on Twitter with #IMLSFocus. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Digital Infrastructure Supporting Long Term Access at the CNI 2015 Spring Meeting

May 08, 2015

At the spring meeting of the Coalition of Networked Information, libraries’ role in developing, deploying, and managing digital infrastructure was highlighted. Read More

 
Blog Post: ConnectED: Open Books and Open Doors
President Barack Obama answers questions from students during the Discovery Education webinar

May 01, 2015

Yesterday, the President traveled to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., to announce new partnerships to expand access to free e-books for America’s students and to ensure every student has easy access to their local library and the wealth of knowledge and resources it can provide.​ Read More

 
Blog Post: Science from the Start Kicks Off at the Sciencenter
Teachers working in a group.

May 01, 2015

Science from the Start workshops help adults engage their children ages 3-5 years in activities that promote science and STEM learning. Read More

 
 



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Ten Libraries and Museums Honored at the White House

On Monday, May 18, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Acting Director Maura Marx to present the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Ten institutions from across the country attended the White House Ceremony to be recognized for outstanding service to their communities. Read more..

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