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IMLS Provides $487,158 in Grants for Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States, and Hawaii

September 26, 2013 02:14 PM
IMLS provides support for Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States, and U.S. Virgin Islands through a competitive process. Grants to the region include funding for a project in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Digital Sensory Storytime Helps Autistic Children

April 8, 2014 12:51 PM
The Oakstone Academy is successfully demonstrating the effectiveness of interactive eBooks with autistic students. Read More

 
Blog Post: Interview: Georgia Public Library Service

April 1, 2014 03:17 PM
For more than 50 years, funding authorized by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) has served as the backbone of federal support for libraries in America. IMLS interviewed the Georgia state librarian about how they use federal funds and how the needs of library users in the state are changing. Read More

 
Blog Post: How to Boost Your Creativity

March 5, 2014 02:09 PM
A recent workshop at the Science Center of Virginia brought together 60 librarians from across the state to learn about STEM resources, get ideas for successful programs, and partner with their museum colleagues. Read More

 
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Planting Seeds of Information: Creating a Digital Natural History Collection


Friesner Herbarium at Butler University houses the third largest collection of plant specimens in Indiana. An IMLS grant allowed the herbarium and Butler’s Irwin Library to create a digital collection, in partnership with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Read More

 
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Multimedia Story Project Gives Voice to Teens and Extends a Hand to Refugee Community


Supported by the IMLS Grants to States program, Salt Lake County Library Services partnered with nonprofit Spy Hop to teach a free six-week course called Speak Up!, to teach local refugee youth how to use digital media to tell their stories. Read More

 
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STEM+M: Boosting Education and Library Participation through Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Music


A modest grant let the Gleason Public Library, in Carlisle Massachusetts, put major emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Music programs. The Library sponsored 35 science, technology and music programs for all ages, and worked with local schools to incorporate its new seismograph into the curriculum. From stargazing events, to a new science fiction book club, live music on the lawn, and a technology “petting zoo,” the program helped draw in new library user. Read More

 
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2014 Guide to Funding Programs and Opportunities


This four-page overview of IMLS funding programs provides succinct information on the agency's grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and priorities. Read More

 
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Catalyst for Change: LSTA Grants to States Program Activities and the Transformation of Library Services to the Public


This report underscores the value of the LSTA Grants to States program in helping libraries embrace technology, establish new service models, and engage the public. It provides a snapshot of the program, for the period from 2003 through 2006. Read More