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Blog Posts from January 2014

January 30, 2014 ET
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on . To view the original post, click here . By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to hibernate! The National Museum of Play, part of The Strong...Read more
January 30, 2014 ET
IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. This blog is part of a series and features IMLS Senior...Read more
January 23, 2014 ET
A Joint OVAE - IMLS UpNext Blog Post By Heidi Silver-Pacuilla Team Leader, Applied Innovation and Improvement Division of Adult Education and Literacy Office of Vocational and Adult Education U.S. Department of Education Results from the latest international study of adult skills, Programme for the...Read more
January 23, 2014 ET
This blog was originally published on the WebWise 2014 blog. By Lisa Rhody This year, WebWise will be drawing from and improving upon the highly popular “unconference” format of previous years by spreading WiseCamp sessions throughout the first 2 days of WebWise 2014. In 2012, WiseCamp took the...Read more
January 22, 2014 ET
This blog was originally published on the WebWise 2014 blog. By Tim Carrigan Senior Library Program Officer dsc1191-e1390292859422-300x214.jpg Attendees at WebWise 2013 participate in a “maker space” workshop. At WebWise this year, we’re excited to highlight many exciting projects that draw...Read more
January 17, 2014 ET
By James Lonergan Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid recently launched a new website called the Financial Aid Toolkit . Who is the Financial Aid Toolkit for? The toolkit is for librarians; staff or volunteers at community based...Read more
January 16, 2014 ET
2013annualreportfinal-1-231x300.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS As we start the new year and look back on accomplishments in 2013, it is clear to me that the success of IMLS rests on the shoulders of thousands of people in neighborhoods across America who deliver programs and services that...Read more
January 15, 2014 ET
This blog was originally published on the WebWise 2014 blog. By Lisa Rhody In an effort to create a sustained resource for the WebWise community we are pleased to announce the launch of a new publication, WebWise Now . It is an experimental, edited publication that aggregates, highlights, and...Read more
January 14, 2014 ET
This blog was originally published on the WebWise 2014 blog. By Lisa Rhody nick-poole.jpg Nick Poole, CEO Collections Trust WebWise 2014 will feature two keynote addresses from leaders in the field whose digital work has made a significant impact on the future of digital collections, management,...Read more
January 13, 2014 ET
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 distributes the majority of LSTA funding through a population-based formula to each state library through the Grants to States...Read more