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January 31, 2017
Observations from nature, including birdwatching, can translate into new ways of thinking about cooperation in community catalyst work.Read more
January 26, 2017
Editor’s Note: This past fall, IMLS launched Community Catalyst, a new initiative aimed at sparking a conversation around ways to help libraries and museums develop a deeper understanding of the best ways to work with communities to bring about positive change. Through a cooperative agreement with...Read more
January 24, 2017
An IMLS grant project is supporting research on the information ecosystem of rural regions, seeking to understand the role of libraries and programs such as loaned hotspots.Read more
January 23, 2017
A number of early indicators can be used to help identify what projects are "most likely to succeed."Read more
January 18, 2017
Joey Reisberg received his first assignment as one of the five class of 2016 National Student Poets: travel to the nearest museum and write a persona poem about a piece of artwork.Read more
January 17, 2017
With the Easton Matters project, the Nurture Nature center sent a strong message of caring to Easton residents and built their credibility as a community resource.Read more
January 16, 2017
As part of a city-wide racial equity initiative, the Saint Paul Public Library implemented changes in workforce, policies, and public programs to better mirror and serve the diverse city.Read more
January 13, 2017
Amazement Square collaborates with early learning centers using a model that provides intensive mentoring with center staff. The museum is partnering to expand the program to meet local demand.Read more
January 12, 2017
We know a deeper understanding of working with communities to bring about positive change is needed. The hard part is getting it done. Many libraries, archives, and museums are stretching to understand how others see community challenges and opportunities and learning how to begin the process of change.Read more
January 11, 2017
The Free Library of Philadelphia, in partnership with community organizations and city agencies, created the Job Readiness Lab at Paschalville Library to assist the community with workforce development and adult education.Read more