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Project Profiles

Kathryn Matthew, Director of IMLS
July 28 2017 Eastern
IMLS awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten museums and libraries at a July 17 ceremony at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C.Read more
Children standing outdoors looking at nature
June 30 2017 Eastern
The Detroit Zoological Society knows the importance of training students for STEM-based careers. Their Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program engages Detroit’s underrepresented youth with hands-on workshops that encourage exploration of STEM-related career pathways.Read more
image of people
May 31 2017 Eastern
The Talking Book & Braille Center, a division of the New Jersey State Library, uses assistive technologies to improve reading access to individuals with visual impairments. With a focus on veteran services, the center is closing the digital divide created by visual impairments and disabilities that prevent reading.Read more
Bill Hinderer at the Maine Historical Society
April 27 2017 Eastern
For 16 years, Maine Historical Society has involved hundreds of cultural institutions as curators for their digital museum, Maine Memory Network. Through their new, pilot initiative, Maine Historical Society is now empowering individuals to be curators as well.Read more
Two Girls Sitting during Farmington Library Storytime
March 30 2017 Eastern
By the time children enter kindergarten, they have already developed fundamental cognitive, social and motor skills that will equip them to read. The Public Library Association embarked on a study to understand how the support of parents, caregivers and libraries who work with these adults comes into play.Read more
Cool Culture’s Laboratory for New Audiences 2.0 workshop
February 23 2017 Eastern
Cultural institutions have the power to foster conversations about accessibility and cultural equity in some of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City. Cool Culture is using IMLS funding to harness that conversation and encourage museums to address institutional accessibility.Read more
CRMS Reviewers gathered in front of computer
January 26 2017 Eastern
Determining the copyright status of a piece of work is an important but complex task. With a multi-year grant, the University of Michigan Library created a system that reviewed over 650,000 pieces of work and determined their copyright status, resulting in open reading access to these materials for a wider audience.Read more
5 Wax ex-voto heads
December 20 2016 Eastern
As the Mattress Factory celebrates its 40th anniversary, the staff wanted to re-imagine the way they honored their rich history of site-specific installations. Their new digital archive and mobile app, set to launch next month, will connect visitors with the process of making art.Read more
Preservation Self-Assessment Program Logo
November 22 2016 Eastern
A free online tool of the University of Illinois helps address the preservation needs of libraries, archives and museums. It provides users with unique, prioritized reports they can use as a basis for their preservation planning or conservation efforts.Read more
Studio class participant produces charcoal drawings
October 21 2016 Eastern
Seattle’s Frye Art Museum offers programs in creative aging to a population of people living with dementia and their care partners. Through these programs, people living with dementia have creative outlets where they can express themselves in a safe, accepting environment.Read more