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Blog Posts from April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Beverly Cain, State Librarian, State Library of Ohio IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and...Read more
Friday, April 25, 2014
Joan Clark, State Librarian, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their...Read more
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS This year marks the 20 th anniversary of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. As we celebrate two decades of recognizing outstanding institutions across the nation, I look back in awe at the outpouring of gratitude by community members telling us...Read more
Monday, April 21, 2014
By Deanne W. Swan, Senior Statistician, IMLS Earlier this month I had the honor of representing IMLS in Philadelphia at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners gathered to share cutting-edge research that will shape the...Read more
Monday, April 21, 2014
Cross-posted with permission from the NTIA Blog “Without broadband, they can't get jobs, and it's as simple as that.” – Georgetown Job Center Coordinator (Delaware Department of Libraries BTOP PCC Project) In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), NTIA awarded more...Read more
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, and Justin Grimes, Statistician, IMLS With more than $36 billion dollars of discounts provided to date, the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “ E-rate ,” helps schools and libraries acquire...Read more
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I was delighted to be part of a Money Smart Week (April 5-12) event last week at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a partnership with public libraries to help make...Read more
Friday, April 11, 2014
By Kristin Caulley, Food and Nutrition Service Program Analyst, USDA Every summer when school ends, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to the free or reduced-price meals they received when they were in school. The USDA has created the Summer...Read more
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Ed note: This is a cross post of the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch Blog. Click here to see the original post. This guest blog post is by Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion. Through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services , we at...Read more
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By Amy Price Librarian, Oakstone Academy Autism affects 1 in 88 children. As the librarian at Oakstone Academy, that is not just a statistic to me because autism affects over half of the 600 students that I serve in my school libraries. With that percentage of my patrons on the autism spectrum, I...Read more

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