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Federal Awards for Libraries and Library Training Announced

Mar 31, 2015

Twenty-two library projects will be funded through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. Read More

 
Thirty Museums and Libraries Tapped as Finalists for National Medal
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Feb 24, 2015

For 21 years, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Read More

 
New IMLS Data Catalog Enables Creative Use of Library, Museum, Administrative Datasets
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Feb 19, 2015

The launch of data.imls.gov is a step toward great government openness and transparency. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Exposing Kid Makers to a Little Spark
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Jun 15, 2015

The Chevron Maker Annex at the Children’s Museum of Houston is a unique space that caters to the innovator child. Read More

 
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

 
 



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Opening the World of Museums and Libraries to Visually Impaired Visitors

As IMLS commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), museums and libraries, such as the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continue to expand accessibility of their services and resources to those with visual impairments and other disabilities. Read more..

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