• Serve Veterans Using a Local Collective Impact Approach: Five Resource Documents

    April 11, 2017

    By Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew IMLS Director This nationwide effort gives us a bird’s eye view of dozens of local efforts that have worked, often beyond the expectations of even the LAMs involved. We like that IMLS has always focused its efforts on strengthening the nation’s communities by supporting the transformational power of libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) to change lives and improve… Read more

  • IMLS.gov: Finding Information and Data on IMLS Grants

    April 3, 2017

    Benjamin Sweezy Deputy Director of Digital and Information Strategy The IMLS website, IMLS.gov, offers information about grants made by the agency to libraries and museums across the nation. Here's how to access our frequently requested data. How IMLS grants support library services in each State? The Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding for library services in the… Read more

  • Empowering Museums with Professional Development Opportunities

    March 30, 2017

    Paula Gangopadhyay IMLS Deputy Director of Museum Services Why do I feel excited about coming to work every day at IMLS? It's because of the distinct opportunity my colleagues and I have of witnessing some of the phenomenal work that's going on in museums across the nation. Our applicants, grantees, national medal nominees and panelists, year after year provide us with convincing evidence of… Read more

  • At One Ohio Library, Shared Learning Spaces Shed Light on How Children Learn

    March 10, 2017

    Editor’s Note: In honor of Teen Tech Week 2017, IMLS is spotlighting in a series of blogs five recent projects that we’ve supported which demonstrate how libraries are leveraging technology in service of teens across the nation. By Josephine Nolfi Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County In September 2015, The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) opened a grant-… Read more

  • Kitsap Regional Library Leverages Youth Voices to Support Sustainable STEM Learning

    March 9, 2017

    Editor’s Note: In honor of Teen Tech Week 2017, IMLS is spotlighting in a series of blogs five recent projects that we’ve supported which demonstrate how libraries are leveraging technology in service of teens across the nation. By Shannon Peterson Kitsap Regional Library In 2015, Kitsap Regional Library received an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries to support the Make Do Share… Read more

  • Carson City Library: Closing The Books to Open New Kinds of Learning

    March 8, 2017

    Editor’s Note: In honor of Teen Tech Week 2017, IMLS is spotlighting in a series of blogs five recent projects that we’ve supported which demonstrate how libraries are leveraging technology in service of teens across the nation. By Sena Loyd Carson City Library Libraries have to change. We understand knowledge doesn’t necessarily just come from books. We’re in the generation where information… Read more

  • Help Your Tribal Library: Submit A Successful Native American Library Services Basic Grant Application

    March 7, 2017

    By Sandra Toro, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer Aly DesRochers, Program Specialist IMLS Office of Library Services IMLS is currently accepting applications until April 3 for its Native American Library Services Basic Grants, one-year, $6,000, non-competitive grants that support existing library operations and maintain core library services. An additional $1,000 education and assessment option is… Read more

  • Louisiana's MoboRobo! Robots on the Go! Brings Robotics to Teen Library Patrons

    March 7, 2017

    Editor’s Note: In honor of Teen Tech Week 2017, IMLS is spotlighting in a series of blogs five recent projects that we’ve supported which demonstrate how libraries are leveraging technology in service of teens across the nation. Naomi Hurtienne Magola Evan Williamson Terrebonne Parish Library MoboRobo: Robots on the Go! was established to evaluate a pilot program for lending robotics sets to… Read more

  • Coding Program Provides Tech Skills to Rhode Island Teens

    March 6, 2017

    By Kate Aubin Providence Public Library Editor’s Note: In honor of Teen Tech Week 2017, IMLS is spotlighting in a series of blogs five recent projects that we’ve supported which demonstrate how libraries are leveraging technology in service of teens across the nation. As a former high school teacher, having recently joined the Providence Public Library’s (PPL) Teen Workforce Development IMLS… Read more

  • IMLS Supports Libraries Taking the Lead on Teen Tech

    March 6, 2017

    Tim Carrigan Senior Program Officer, Office of Library Services Each spring, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrates Teen Tech Week, a special opportunity to highlight the great digital resources, programs, and services that libraries make available to teens, supporting their academic achievement and college and career readiness.  This year, Teen Tech Week is March 5… Read more