Tag Archives: literacy

New grant opportunity for early learning

The Department of Education is launching a new grant opportunity for preschool development grants.  This $250 million grant program will be available at the state level for early learning and literacy.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn about a new money source to further your literacy efforts for our youngest patrons. A webinar will  be on Wednesday, August 20 ... Read More »

Library leaders head to the White House

Last week, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) arranged a meeting to bring together library leaders with President Barack Obama’s Domestic Policy Council staff as part of the week long activities for National Library Legislative Day. As part of the meeting, the group discussed where library priorities meshed with the President’s agenda. Above, Carolyn Brodie, president of Association ... Read More »

ALA encourages librarians to give a shout out to libraries on Digital Learning Day 2013

The American Library Association is once again supporting Digital Learning Day as part of our continued effort to shine the light on the work libraries do every day to support digital literacy. Digital Learning Day, sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, is the culmination of year-long activities in K12 schools, public libraries, and among educators from all walks of ... Read More »

Why All Librarians Should be Vocal Advocates

Today, I had the opportunity to attend “Women 2020: How Women Are Reshaping the Economy, Politics and the World,” an event hosted by the National Journal magazine focused on bringing influential women in Washington together to discuss the evolving role of women in the economy, policy and politics. Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi headlined the event, and several ... Read More »

Announcement: Apply Now for Federal School Literacy Grants

The application filing period for Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program (IAL) school literacy grants is now open, the Department of Education announced today in the Federal Register. We encourage school librarians to apply for the program grants, which can range from $150,000—750,000. At least 50 percent of the $28.6 million is designated for school librarians. The deadline to apply for ... Read More »