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Families and Work Institute seeks library and museum input

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If your library or museum has organized programs to help children develop their skills and their mind, the Families and Work Institute (FWI) asks that you fill out their brief survey. Data pulled from this survey will aid FWI in developing a nation report on the roles that libraries and museums play in supporting children, families, and the professionals who ... Read More »

National STEM Video Game Challenge kicks off

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The National STEM Video Game Challenges begins a series of workshops tomorrow at the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of Computer Science Education week. The Challenge, the result of a partnership between the Smithsonian, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and E-Line Media,  begin a series of workshops tomorrow, December 13, 2014 as part of Computer Science Education week. The ... Read More »

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 »

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

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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 »