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Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

IMLS reports that “more than 55 percent of new Americans use the public library at least once a week.  Libraries serve as a gateway to citizenship, English language learning, and civic engagement and offer educational materials and training resources on immigration and citizenship. “IMLS...

Maura Marx, Acting Director, says that IMLS is ” less focused than in the past on supporting specific types of learning or learning spaces. Instead, we aim to build on past initiatives to help libraries and the profession best evaluate and support their communities’ specific...

Apply for the FY 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) or the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21)! “The NLG program will invest in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and generate results such as new tools,...

Are you reading UpNext: the Official Blog of the Institute of Museum and Library Science? This post discusses how libraries can play a role in healthy aging. ...

Washington, DC—The Maker movement is coming to Washington, DC, and the Capitol Hill Maker Faire kicks off the celebration. The June 11 event is being held in conjunction with the much larger National Maker Faire at the University of DC, on June 12–13, and will be followed by...

“President Obama announced the Open eBooks initiative.  A coalition of libraries, nonprofits, and publishers are collaborating to bring thousands of e-books to children through a new digital app.”  Read about it on UpNext: The IMLS Blog ...

ILEAD USA begins on March 23, when 23 library workers from across Pennsylvania come together in 5 teams to solve community problems with the use of participatory technology.  This nine month program is divided into three in-person sessions of 4 days each in Harrisburg. Classes...

The IMLS blog, UpNext, provides an overview of Linked Data. ...

USCIS-IMLS Present Webinar for Public Librarians on Human Trafficking Prevention As part of their partnership to provide resources for public librarians, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present a...