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Blog Posts from October 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014
Mary Chute, State Librarian, New Jersey 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
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Jo Budler, State Librarian, State Library of Kansas 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
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS Library leaders have a new ally. The Aspen Institute, an education and policy organization located in Washington D.C. has just published “ Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries .” The report explores how libraries can be a catalyst for...Read more
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on Benetech's Blog . To view the original post, click here . By Anh Bui Director of Product Strategy, Global Literacy Program Director, DIAGRAM Center We are delighted to share that the Institute of Museum and Library Services ( IMLS ) has awarded Benetech...Read more
Monday, October 20, 2014
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the Choose Work blog . To view the original post, click here . By Susan H. Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services Every day, in communities across the county, libraries are helping people with the skills training, career information...Read more
Monday, October 20, 2014
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the Let's Move! blog . To view the original post click here . Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on October 14, 2014 In celebration of Farm to School Month , the First Lady invited students from the STAR School in Flagstaff,...Read more
Friday, October 17, 2014
By Elisabeth Axel President & Creative Director, Art Beyond Sight Each October, Art Beyond Sight (ABS) and our partners around the world celebrate Awareness Month , offering opportunities to highlight inclusion initiatives in museums, libraries and other cultural venues. ABS started Awareness...Read more
Thursday, October 16, 2014
On my Colorado site visit, I never expected to hear a TED Talk, but that’s what it sounded like when Katherine Weadley spoke about a program she and others developed at the Longmont Public Library in Longmont, CO.Read more
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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 evolving. This post is part of a series and features IMLS...Read more
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District was one of 10 winners of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities in exceptional ways. Community member Avree Walker traveled with Executive Director...Read more

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