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September 26, 2016
By Mark Isaksen IMLS Senior Program Officer As a resident of Washington, D.C. it’s been exciting for me to watch the years of planning and ongoing construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture that opened last Saturday, September 24, 2016. It’s a stunning...Read more
September 19, 2016
By Michele Farrell IMLS Senior Program Officer The Orem Public Library in Orem, Utah has developed a “Techreation Center” that has proven wildly popular with the community’s youth. The center was developed after the library received $27,662 as a subrecipient of Utah State Library’s Grants to States...Read more
September 19, 2016
By Janelle Carter Brevard IMLS Director of Communications and Government Affairs One of my earliest memories growing up in Mississippi was of my family moving into a new house, the very home where my parents still live today. Back then, our move was a monumental moment as my parents had worked hard...Read more
September 12, 2016
Editorial Note: A previous version of this blog published on September 12, 2016 inadvertently attributed the Zulu greeting reference to Rev. Starsky Wilson. It was in fact made by poet Richard Blanco. By Dr. Marvin D. Carr IMLS Senior Advisor At our recent community catalyst town hall meeting, poet...Read more
September 8, 2016
By IMLS Office of Museum Services Editor’s Note: The IMLS Office of Museum Services recently published FY 2017 application guidelines for its grant programs. This introductory blog highlights changes to the grant programs from previous years. Stay tuned for subsequent blogs that will highlight...Read more
September 8, 2016
By Office of Communications and Government Affairs Staff The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) kicked off a Town Hall conversation today as part of its Community Catalyst Initiative that focuses on ways museums and libraries can serve as catalysts in communities. About 65 participants...Read more
September 7, 2016
How would you complete this sentence? "I like my online learning to be ____." WebJunction users consistently use adjectives like "relevant," "high-quality," and "convenient" to describe their online learning priorities, and we love to design and deliver resources to meet those needs.Read more
August 18, 2016
P3 is designed to help 14-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. who are out of school and not working. It calls for state, local, and tribal communities to test innovative and outcome-focused strategies that could achieve better results for these youth.Read more
August 16, 2016
By Teri DeVoe IMLS Senior Program Officer State libraries are a critical partner for the Grants to States program, and given the size of the annual awards they receive through IMLS, we make it a priority to visit each of them in person every five years. My recent site visit to Connecticut offered a...Read more
August 15, 2016
By Linda Eirhart Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library staff in Winterthur, Delaware have been hard at work with the initial phases of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust grant projects to...Read more