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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for America's libraries and museums.
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Eric Lashley, director of Texas’s Georgetown Public Library, was one of IMLS’s 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service winners. He talks to about his work and challenges facing public libraries.
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IMLS Aug 10
The Louisville Library in Ohio unveiled its new Sensory Strategy Program & Space. The space, built with an , includes programming for people with sensory needs, such as autism.
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IMLS Aug 10
Looks fun! Thanks for sharing the video.
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IMLS Aug 10
Libraries have been part of society for a very long time. Archeologists in Cologne, Germany, recently unearthed a 2nd century library that housed nearly 20K scrolls.
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IMLS Aug 9
Come work with us at IMLS! We have two new openings.
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IMLS Aug 9
With the help of a , Jackson County Public Library in Indiana () is giving seniors a chance to try virtual reality. The VR equipment is on loan at the library until November.
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IMLS Aug 9
At Forest Public Library in Mississippi, an is helping residents share their skills with the community. In a new series of classes, local experts will teach everything from soap making to sewing to farming.
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NEH Digital Humanities Aug 8
We're thrilled to announce 15 new recipients of the NEH & Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program, along with 3 new awards through our Institutes for Advanced Topics in DH. Details here:
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IMLS Aug 8
Ohio’s public libraries help keep home-bound patrons connected. “It’s neat to extend into the community like that,” says one program volunteer. “I see it as a way to pay it forward, because we could all be there at some point in time.”
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IMLS Aug 7
Applying for an ? Check out our new blog post. Grant reviewers give practical advice for turning your good idea into a full-blown, IMLS-funded project.
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IMLS Aug 6
A new workshop at Massachusetts’ Middleborough Public Library () is helping early childhood educators better teach social and emotional skills. The program is funded by an .
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IMLS Aug 6
US public libraries were visited 1.39 billion times in 2015. Want to learn more? Check out our new Public Libraries Survey Report for more stats.
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IMLS Aug 1
Five teens have been selected for country's most prestigious poetry honor. Announcing the 2018 class of National Student Poets:
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IMLS Jul 31
Pleased to announce a new addition to our Office of Library Services team. Kelcy Shepherd joins IMLS as Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs:
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IMLS Jul 31
Now accepting applications for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor awarded to libraries and museums for service to their communities. Deadline is Oct. 1:
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Association of Research Libraries Jul 27
ARL Fellows for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selected for 2018–2019 Congratulations to the 11 outstanding undergraduates chosen for this fellowship, which is funded by and ARL member libraries.
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IMLS Jul 27
The Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma are recording the stories of elder tribe members with an . "We want those stories preserved because once they die, you lose a library of information." Their "story of preservation":
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BHL Jul 26
Publications by span more than a century of natural history studies. With permission from the Society & as part of the -funded project, "The Wilson Bulletin" & "The Wilson Journal of Ornithology" are in :
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IMLS Jul 26
With an , the Klukwan Community Library in Alaska is preserving the stories of their tribal members.
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IMLS Jul 24
An awful lot of people use and love their public , as an economics professor discovered this weekend.
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