Tag Archives: IMLS

ALA springs to defense of IMLS

IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was flagged this week as a possible program to “zero out” in the proposed House of Representative’s Concurrent Resolution on the Budget. Both the House and Senate are considering such Resolutions this week, although only the House’s plan suggests eliminating funding for IMLS. In a press release issued just hours after the ... Read More »

President Obama nominates Kathryn Matthew to lead IMLS

President Obama

This week, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Dr. Kathryn Matthew to serve as the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Dr. Kathryn Matthew is currently the chief science educator at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, a position she has held since 2014. She was a principal consultant and a product manager at Blackbaud, ... Read More »

Join March 6 free webinar on mapping inclusion: Public library technology and community needs

Computer classes at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Ct.

As economic, education, health and other disparities grow, equitable access to and participation in the online environment is essential for success. And yet, communities and individuals find themselves at differing levels of readiness in their ability to access and use the Internet, engage a range of digital technologies and get and create digital content. The Digital Inclusion Survey examines the ... Read More »

President Obama’s budget increases library funding

President Obama

President Barack Obama today transmitted to Congress the Obama Administration’s nearly $4 trillion budget request to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2016, which starts October 1, 2015. The President’s budget reflected many of the ideas and proposals outlined in his January 20th State of the Union speech. Highlights for the library community include $186.5 million in assistance to ... Read More »

Free webinar: Understanding credit reports and scores

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On January 29th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Institute for Museum and Library Services will offer a free webinar on financial literacy. This session has limited space so please register quickly. Tune in to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s monthly webinar series intended to instruct library staff on how to discuss financial education topics with their patrons. As ... Read More »