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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

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Posted in Library Advocacy, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Provide digital literacy training? PLA seeks input from practitioners in their online survey

Does your library provide digital literacy training or support to your patrons?  Where do you go for resources?  What kinds of resources do you need or do you have some favorite websites you’d recommend to others? These are the type

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Posted in Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Grants, OITP

OITP Receives Funding to Continue Work on Edge Initiative

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is pleased to announce it has received a $81,600 grant addendum from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue its participation in the Edge Initiative. With the Public Library Association (PLA),

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Posted in Digital Divide, OITP

Public Library Association Receives Grant for Digital Literacy Education

Today, the national push to improve the nation’s digital literacy rate took a step forward when the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)—the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums and libraries—awarded the Public Library Association (PLA)

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OCLC: Public libraries to lead initiative to ensure public access to digital content

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $99,957 grant to OCLC for a new initiative, “The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future.” The purpose of the grant is to more fully understand

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