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Blog Posts from November 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By Justin Grimes Statistician, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at IMLS Public libraries play an important role in any community, but when that community is small or geographically isolated, the role they play as an essential community anchor institution comes into full view. Having...Read more
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
By Lindsey Barnes Senior Archivist/Digital Projects Manager, National WWII Museum Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to educate their visitors. At the National WWII Museum, we use...Read more
Monday, November 25, 2013
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I’m excited to tell you about two new federal partnerships that will enhance the work of public libraries as providers of e-government services. Our partnerships with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...Read more
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I have just returned from Birmingham, Alabama where the National Museum and Library Services Board explored how the nation’s libraries and museums support learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In 2014, many IMLS grant applications include a...Read more
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Judy Ruttenberg Program Director, Association of Research Libraries Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research and consulting group, released Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections . The report was funded by...Read more
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By Dubis Correal Office of Financial Education, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cfpb2tonehorizrgb-300x117.png Please join us from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, to discuss how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is...Read more
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By Jeanette Anderson Coordinator, National Student Poets Program (NSPP) This is a cross-post from the AYAW Blog . You can find the original blog post here . poetsforum2013studentpoets9-550x364.jpg (Photo Credit: Academy of American Poets). As autumn swept across New York City, the 2013 Class of...Read more
Friday, November 15, 2013
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on TCS Tech . To view the original post, click here . By Laren Hammonds Teacher, Rock Quarry Middle School geotech-lab7-550x412.jpg Univeristy of Alabama's GeoTech Lab. Photo by Allie Sorlie As an aspiring archaeologist in middle school and high school, I...Read more
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on www.letsmove.gov . To view the original post, click here . By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the federal agency that supports the nation’s libraries and museums. The agency manages Let’s Move! Museums and...Read more
Monday, November 4, 2013
This is a cross-post from the OCLC WebJunction . You can find the original blog post here . By Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration career-resources-young-people-03-300x180.jpg With the youth unemployment rate hovering around 16 percent, there’s a national need for resources...Read more

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