Author Archives: Jazzy Wright

IMLS announces Sparks! Ignition library grants

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries, a small grants program that encourage libraries and archives to prototype and evaluate innovations that result in new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. The grants enable grantees to undertake activities that involve risk and require them to share project results–whether they ... Read More »

IMLS and Dept. of Ed. hosts digital strategy webinar

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Next week, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education will host “Reboot your Digital Strategy,” a webinar that will explore national initiatives, resources, and tools that public and school librarians can use to enhance their digital literacy programming and services. IMLS and OCTAE ... Read More »

ALA wants high-resolution images of your library

Camera Image Photo by Jaqian

As part of the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office’s ongoing efforts to modernize and reinvigorate the District Dispatch blog, the office is seeking large high-resolution images of patrons using services offered by your library. We will use high-resolution images of your library on the District Dispatch when we discuss government and information technology policies that impact libraries. High-resolution images ... Read More »

What can the new District Dispatch do for you?

Washington Capitol building. Photo by the ALA Washington Office

Today, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is pleased to launch the new and reinvigorated District Dispatch! We’ve made it easier for you to find content on the site, search articles, share with friends, subscribe to the blog and learn more about library policy issues. Most importantly, the new and improved site includes features that make it easier for ... Read More »