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Blog Posts from October 2016

October 26, 2016
This interview between two IMLS staff followed an August site visit to Maine State Library , which is part of the regular cycle of Grants to States monitoring efforts. ​Read more
October 25, 2016
As museums and libraries continue to expand their roles as critical components of sustainable communities, they can often provide accessible venues for citizenship education programs. On Thursday, November 3, at 2:00PM EST, IMLS will host a webinar with USCIS to share ideas for museums to engage with the resources of this government agency.Read more
October 25, 2016
The Office of Museum Services recently held a convening with several Museum Studies programs to engage in a conversation with individual experts from this field.Read more
October 21, 2016
By Trevor Owens Senior Program Officer, IMLS Office of Library Services IMLS recently announced 41 awards made through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program (NLG), the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21), and Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries program (Sparks). Among...Read more
October 20, 2016
IMLS supports a number of projects engaging community archives and building infrastructure for inclusive digital collections.Read more
October 19, 2016
By Trevor Owens Senior Program Officer, IMLS Office of Library Services Image of a “Wi-Fi” symbol. Photo by Chris Oakley. IMLS recently announced 41 awards made through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program (NLG), the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21), and Sparks!...Read more
October 17, 2016
By Ashley Sands Senior Program Officer, IMLS Office of Library Services IMLS recently announced 41 awards made through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program (NLG), the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21), and Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries program (Sparks). Among...Read more
October 14, 2016
By Emily Reynolds Program Officer, IMLS Office of Library Services Clip of The Sun , (New York) December 20, 1908 http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ IMLS recently announced 41 awards made through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program (NLG), the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian...Read more
October 11, 2016
Through the support of an IMLS grant, a group of organizations partnered to develop a training program on data and privacy literacy with hopes to positively impact library patrons.Read more
October 7, 2016
Nearly 10 years ago, IMLS partnered with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant program. Over the last decade, this program has provided seed money to projects that have had a significant impact on the digital tools and services offered by libraries and museums. For example, they have supported work on digital forensics and born digital archival material , crowdsourcing transcription for special collections , exploring computational methods for identifying and describing content , and developing new methods for managing temporal metadata for collections .Read more

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