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Blog Posts from January 2016

January 24, 2016 ET
Last week, over a hundred city and local officials met at the White House to discuss their progress on meeting President Obama’s bold challenge to put a library card into the hand of every student.Read more
January 13, 2016 ET
When the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded the development of the Chicago Botanic Garden's free smartphone app, Garden Guide, no one could have anticipated that the service would be used in a most amazing way: to help a little girl with a life-threatening allergic reaction.Read more
January 08, 2016 ET
Recently I visited the Charleston County Public Library * in South Carolina and met with Cynthia Bledsoe, Deputy Director, Kim Odom, Manager at John L. Dart Library, and Steven Schwengel, Electronic Resources Librarian. The purpose of my visit was to learn about IMLS funded projects. Instead, I learned so much more.Read more
January 07, 2016 ET
IMLS and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a webinar for public librarians about the USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program on January 19, 2016.Read more