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June 2017 


Detroit Zoo Offers STEM-based Career Exploration Program to City's Underserved Youth
The Detroit Zoological Society knows the importance of training students for STEM-based careers. Their Tomorrow's Leaders Today program engages Detroit's underrepresented youth with hands-on workshops that encourage exploration of STEM-related career pathways.  Read more


New funding reports summarize past six years of IMLS support for museums and libraries across the nation.  Read More


Coming Together To Inspire Underserved Youth with STEM Learning Through Making
A national collaboration between science centers, children's museums, and afterschool sites will bring STEM learning through Making to underserved youth.
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Framework and Other Making Resources for Museums and Libraries
The IMLS-funded making framework publication identifies the elements that create the conditions to support learning in maker programs and spaces.  Read more

Museums Helping Museums Serve Their Youngest Learners
Three National Leadership Grants for Museums grantees share tools and resources that other museums operating in the early learning arena can use now. Read more

Urban Libraries Council's Partners Conference: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, IMLS Director; Philadelphia, PA, July 13 - 14 
"IMLS Update," Association of Midwest Museums-Iowa Museums Association Conference: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services; Des Moines, IO, July 15
Visitor Studies Association: Mark Feitl, Museum Program Specialist; Columbus, OH, July 18 - 22

National Association of Counties Conference: James Neal, Senior Library Program Officer, and Sarah Fuller, Senior Library Program Officer; Columbus, OH, July 21 - 24

Creative Youth Development National Stakeholder Meeting: Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist; Boston, MA, July 24 - 25
Society of American Archivists: Trevor Owens, Acting Associate Deputy Director, and Aly DesRochers, Library Program Specialist; Portland, OR, July 25 - 28
Games for Change: Helen Wechsler, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, Office of Museum Services; New York, NY, July 31 - August 2 
Association of African American Museums Annual Conference: Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services; Christopher J. Reich, Chief Administrator, Office of Museum Services; Mark Isaksen, Senior Museum Program Officer; Jill Connors-Joyner, Museum Program Officer; Ashley Jones, Museum Program Specialist; Washington, DC, July 31 - 
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About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.  For the past 20 years, our grant making, policy development, and research has helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit IMLS at 20 ( and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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