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Blog Posts from July 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016
The Office of Library Services recently published information on our FY 2017 application guidelines for both the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) and the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (NLG) . This is part of a series of posts drawing attention to key points in the Notices of Funding Opportunity guidelines for those programs, focusing on elements of the programs that have been refined or changed from previous years.Read more
Friday, July 29, 2016
By Trevor Owens, Senior Program Officer and Emily Reynolds, Program Officer IMLS Office of Library Services The Office of Library Services recently published information on our FY 2017 application guidelines for both the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) and the National Leadership...Read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Office of Library Services recently published its FY 2017 application guidelines for both the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) and the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (NLG). This is the first in a series of posts drawing attention to key points in the Notices of Funding Opportunity (guidelines) for those programs, focusing on elements of the programs that have been refined or changed from previous years.Read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016
By Sarah Fuller IMLS Office of Library Services The Office of Library Services recently published our FY 2017 application guidelines for both the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) and the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program (NLG). This post is part of a series drawing...Read more
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Elizabeth Chase Frisco Public Library Editor’s Note: Frisco Public Library conducted the interview below with community member Catherine Ghaffar, a local resident who with her family recently used the library’s STEM backpacks. The backpacks were purchased with a $41,613.00 grant from the...Read more
Thursday, July 7, 2016
“Don’t read the comments!” That bit of unfortunate advice has become all too common all over the internet. It comes in reaction to the way conversations in comment sections, on social media, or in internet forums can stray wildly off topic, veer toward bizarre conspiracy theories, or even turn abusive.Read more
Thursday, July 7, 2016
By Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew Look up at the stars on a clear night. Look for the star Sirius within the constellation Orion. You certainly learned about it in school or by using an astronomy phone app. Or perhaps it was a telescope-obsessed relative who showed you this star, also called Alpha Canis...Read more