• 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Community Catalyst: How Do We Know We Are Having An Impact?

    February 10, 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 Reinvestment Fund, the agency scanned the literature and gathered input from the library, museum,… Read more

  • Exploring the Learning Value of Children's Museums Through a Research Network

    February 9, 2017

    Susan Letourneau, Ph.D., Providence Children’s Museum Nicole R. Rivera, Ed.D., DuPage Children's Museum Jennifer Rehkamp, Association of Children’s Museums

  • Working with Partners in Your Community Catalyst Work

    January 31, 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 Reinvestment Fund, the agency scanned the literature and gathered input from the library, museum,… Read more

  • Community Catalyst: Community Work Requires Finding Just the Right Ingredients

    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 Reinvestment Fund, the agency scanned the literature and gathered input from the library, museum,… Read more

  • Beyond the Rural Library's Walls

    January 24, 2017

    By Dr. Sharon Strover University of Texas at Austin With just a little over 2,000 people in western Kansas’ Stanton County, you might be surprised there’s a library in the area.  But the Stanton County Public Library is heavily used.  If you went there after hours and looked on its outdoor patio, you might see people at the Anna Mae Lewis Outdoor Library using the Internet connectivity… Read more