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Archived National Initiatives & Partnerships

IMLS and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education are working together to encourage effective collaborations between libraries and federally funded adult education programs.

 

In order to assure that librarians have the information and connections with local experts needed to connect their patrons to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, IMLS and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare will work cooperatively to make sure that libraries are aware of and able to connect patrons with information resources and community partners.

Connecting to Collections is a national initiative to raise public awareness of the importance of caring for our treasures, and to underscore the fact that these collections are essential to the American story.

Film Forward is a cultural exchange program designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding, collaboration, and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of film and conversation with filmmakers.

The International Strategic Partnership Initiative is a project that will strengthen cross-cultural connections between U.S. museums and libraries and their global counterparts.

The former WebWise Conference annually brought together representatives of museums, libraries, archives, systems science, education, and other fields interested in the future of highquality online content for inquiry and learning.

The Institute's Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills initiative underscores the critical role our nation’s museums and libraries play in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness.

This partnership between IMLS and the HHS Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care encourages collaboration between early childhood programs and public libraries to help meet the educational needs of young children and their families.

Museums and libraries serve families and are valuable community assets. BUILD and IMLS are partnering in a year-long effort to better integrate museums and libraries into statewide early childhood systems.

This national initiative provided opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and promote physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs.

The Champions of Change program  was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature groups of Americans – individuals, businesses and organizations – who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

In 2015, IMLS held its first IMLS Focus Conference, a convening intended to highlight IMLS priorities, showcase grantees’ work, and explore the latest thinking in museums and libraries.

The ConnectED Library Challenge is a way for communities throughout the country to create or strengthen partnerships so that every child enrolled in school can receive a library card.

The Collections Assessment for Preservation program is a joint effort of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) to provide small and mid-sized museums with prioritized recommendations for improving the care of their collections.