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Blog Posts from December 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014
December 29, 2014 By Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation, IMLS In April 2014, the Institute of Museum and Library Services released the Museum Universe Data File . It was an important step for the agency, signaling the first time we provided data about the universe of...Read more
Friday, December 19, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS The past two weeks have been busy ones for IMLS. We have been following three new developments in Washington, D.C. that will impact the work of U.S. libraries and museums for months and years to come. On December 10, President Obama convened educators, advocates...Read more
Thursday, December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the OMBlog . To view the original post, click here . By Dave Mader Controller of the Office of Management and Budget Today, the Administration is implementing measures to significantly overhaul and strengthen Federal grant-making...Read more
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO, First Book Libraries and museums have always been important centers of our communities, but their role is even more critical today. As we saw in Ferguson, and as we see in inner cities, rural communities and suburban areas around the country, our libraries and...Read more
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Teri DeVoe Program Officer, IMLS Over the past year, the UpNext Blog has featured dozens of interviews with state librarians on priorities for their IMLS Grants to States funds. These annual population-based grants reflect the broad legislative purposes of the Library Services and Technology Act...Read more
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service , the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Beginning with the 2009 awardees, personal stories...Read more
Monday, December 15, 2014
Carolyn Ashcraft, State Librarian, Arkansas 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, December 9, 2014
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the OCTAE Blog . To view the original post, click here . This effort is part of the ongoing commitment to encourage collaboration between adult education and public libraries, as documented in the OCTAE-IMLS Dear Colleague Letter. Volunteer tutors are an...Read more
Friday, December 5, 2014
By Matthew Birnbaum Senior Evaluation Officer, IMLS I had the privilege of participating in the 28 th annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) in Denver, October 15-18. Attracting thousands of domestic and international evaluators from education, government, nonprofit...Read more
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Martha Reid, State Librarian, Vermont 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...Read more