Screenshot displaying NYS Digital Equity Portal interface.

Closing the Digital Divide: New York State Library Advances Equity

Federal CARES Act funding from IMLS allowed the New York State Library to be a community leader in digital equity.
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Connecting Communities, Navigating Needs: The Importance of Digital Inclusion Programs

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake City Public Library used IMLS funding to adapt traditional digital inclusion programming to meet the needs of their community.
Influenza ward, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., about Nov. 1, 1918.

Spreading Awareness, Not Spit: Lessons from the 1918 Pandemic for Today's Public Health

The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia used an IMLS grant to research the 1918 Flu and its implications for public health today.
Wash and Learn library participants engage in table activity and a row of coin laundry machines in the background.

Libraries and Laundromats: Transforming Spaces for Learning

Libraries Without Borders US offers early childhood literacy, digital literacy, and information access services inside laundromats.
Kapa visitors pound clay (wauke) with an interactive display station.

Connecting Culture and Science in Hawaiian Communities

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture used IMLS funding to help foster an interactive learning environment to encourage interest and engagement in science and math for students from preschool to eighth grade.
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Sharing the Voice of Gwendolyn Brooks

The University of Illinois Rare Books and Manuscript Library is using IMLS funding to conserve the collection of acclaimed Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, Gwendolyn Brooks.
Oil on panel depicting billboards on the side of the road in the desert.

Preserving and Promoting Women Artists at Long Beach Museum of Art

Since receiving a 2019 IMLS grant, the project staff at the museum has been working to create and maintain hundreds of digital assets focusing on their permanent collection of artworks by women artists in California.
Archiving the Black Web (ATBW) promo.

Archiving the Black Web: Building an Inclusive Community for Future Generations

Here’s how the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center set out to start a national dialogue and build an inclusive community to collect and preserve Black knowledge and information.
Two girls interacting with museum activity. Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

Play is On Base: How This Washington State Museum is Following Through on Its Commitment to Military Families

Opening a museum after years of planning and development is exciting on its own, but when it’s also the destination of Dr. Jill Biden’s first official trip as First Lady, it’s even more reason to celebrate. The Play is on Base project fills a gap in services by bringing a children’s museum to a military installation for the first time anywhere in the world.
Web conference screenshot of quarterly board meeting participants.

Including Indigenous Interpretations: Montana Librarians Learn Through Cultural Lens

This grant project was a way to meet the needs of Native students and bring a much-needed cultural lens to the work of school librarians.