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Events and Webinars Archive

June 11 2015 11:00 AM Eastern
The Capitol Hill Maker Faire on June 11 kicked off a celebration of making in the Nation’s Capital and was held in conjunction with the much larger National Maker Faire on June 12 and 13. It was a fun and interactive event for members of the public, including members of Congress and their staff.
June 02 2015 9:00 AM Eastern
This convening showcased libraries’ work to engage with their communities, through the lens of partnerships and serving diverse needs. It examined the characteristics of successful projects.
May 14 2015 9:00 AM Eastern
This convening focused on learning in libraries, both for library users and the profession as a whole. It extended the 2014 IMLS Focus conversations around learning spaces and STEM.
April 28 2015 9:00 AM Eastern
This convening focused on the National Digital Platform, which is the combination of software applications, social and technical infrastructure, and staff expertise that provide content and services to all users in the United States.
December 18 2014 1:00 PM Eastern
The “Reboot your Digital Strategy” webinar supports state and local level efforts to cross-train staff on digital literacy and builds awareness about national and regional Internet access expansion efforts. We encourage librarians to invite local partners, or potential partners, to participate in...
April 29 2014 9:00 AM Eastern
IMLS supports the work of libraries to meet the nation’s growing demands for digital content. A key strategic priority of IMLS is to promote access to digitized collections to facilitate discovery of knowledge and cultural heritage. At the convening, library and archive leaders discussed key needs, gaps, opportunities, and goals to consider in furthering national digital initiatives.
April 17 2014 9:30 AM Eastern
The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services held a public hearing, “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” to examine the need for high speed broadband in America’s libraries. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is charged with advising the President and Congress about the library, museum, and information service needs of the American public.