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Blog Posts from July 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Michael York, State Librarian, New Hampshire State Library 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
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By Lucille Gertz Statewide Education Projects Manager, Massachusetts Audubon Society Mass Audubon strives to welcome and engage a wide range of visitors. By making our nineteen nature centers more accessible, and by creating accessible trail experiences, we're working hard to ensure that everyone...Read more
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS Congress recently took a giant leap forward to improve the delivery of job training and workforce development by passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). Overwhelmingly approved by both the House and the Senate and supported by the...Read more
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Susan C. McVey, Director, Oklahoma Department of Libraries 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
Monday, July 14, 2014
Irene Padilla, Assistant State Superintendent for Libraries, Maryland State Department of Education 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...Read more
Friday, July 11, 2014
By Maria Raviele Evaluation Officer, IMLS Ed note: This is a cross-post from the Day of Archaeology Blog . You can find the original blog post here . Four years ago I was an environmental archaeologist focused on prehistoric peoples living in the Great Lakes and Northeast with plans to remain on...Read more
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Michele Farrell Senior Library Program Officer Kentucky has developed an interesting way of addressing two problems: the slide in reading skills that happens over the summer months, and hunger. While on my site visit, I got to meet with people who are making a difference in the lives of children...Read more