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Webinar archive available: “$2.2 Billion reasons libraries should care about WIOA”

US Department of Labor

On Monday, more than one thousand people participated in the American Library Association’s (ALA) webinar “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that focused on ways that public libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). During the webinar, leaders from the Department ... Read More »

Application period opens for federal library leadership grants

The application period for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries is now open, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced last week. The federal grants program invests $12 million annually in projects that improve professional library and archive practice with implications far beyond the grantee institutions. The window for the first grant proposal closes on October 13, 2014. ... Read More »

School libraries need your help

The U.S. Department of Education is looking for peer reviewers for a possible school library grant competition this summer. The federal agency is seeking school librarians, educators, literacy specialists, administrators, digital media education specialists, college or university educators and researchers and education consultants to fill the bill as peer reviewers. Apply now. Peer reviewers will independently read, score, and provide ... Read More »

15 Museums, Libraries Nominated National Medals

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently nominated 15 exemplary libraries for National Medals for their service to their communities. In its 20th year, the National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on libraries and museums, and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. This year’s honorees will come from a variety of library ... Read More »