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November 2017 


Digitizing 30 Years of Alaskan Tribal Heritage  

For 30 years, the Celebration event of Southeast Alaska encapsulated the pride of three tribal communities. Sealaska Heritage Institute digitized over 250 videotapes, ensuring that a record of these events would be accessible for future generations Read more


Call for Applications: National Leadership and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants
IMLS is accepting applications for the second cycle of the FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Read more

Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program Accepting Applications Through Feb. 1
Applications for the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation program are now being accepted through February 1, 2018. Read more

Emergency Conservation Assessment Support for Museums in Disaster Areas
Announcing the availability of emergency support for museums in recent federally declared disaster areas.  Read more

IMLS Releases FY 2017 Annual Performance and Accountability Report

The Performance and Accountability Report, an annual agency requirement from the Office of Management and Budget, presents the agency's program and financial management results, key accomplishments, and new initiatives during FY 2017. Read More


Color Me Healthy: Museums Tackle Childhood Obesity, One Step at a Time

Museums can play an essential role in supporting the health of their communities. See how three museums are using IMLS funds for projects to educate children and their caretakers about nutrition and exercise. 


State Data Coordinators meeting and Library Statistics Working Group meeting: Benjamin Sweezy, Deputy Director of Digital and Information Strategy; Dr. Lisa Frehill, Senior Statistician; Dr. Marisa Pelczar, Program Analyst; Dr. Matt Birnbaum, Senior Evaluation Officer; Phoenix, AR, December 5-8

"The IMLS National Digital Platform: Principles, Librarianship, and Digital Infrastructures," Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2017 Meeting: Dr. Ashley E. Sands, Senior Library Program Officer; Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, Director; Washington, DC, December 11-12

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