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February 2018 


Eddie Lockjaw Davis playing the saxophone
How the National Jazz Museum in Harlem Is Bringing Music to the Masses
Limited by small museum space, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem embarked on a one-year project to digitize two of their cornerstone collections and create exhibition kiosksRead more


The president released a budget request to Congress for FY 2019 that proposes funding for the orderly closure of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Read More
IMLS at the Public Library Association Conference
Are you headed to the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia this March? Stop by booth #1450 and meet IMLS staff and Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. We'd like to hear from you.

The newly released Five-Year Evaluations of the State Library Administrative Agencies assess IMLS-funded activities from 2013-2017. A preliminary analysis of the evaluations provides IMLS a story about the agency's largest program.   Read more
With the help of conservation experts, Historic Deerfield takes stock of the condition of its 13 buildings and nationally important collections of early American furniture, ceramics, textiles, and fashion.  Read more


"Ready to Code: Libraries Supporting CS Education," SXSWedu: Tim Carrigan, Senior Library Program Officer; Austin TX, March 5-8

"Unique Museum Resources for Afterschool Programs," National AfterSchool Association Convention: Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist; Atlanta, GA, March 18-20
"The Funder's Network Annual Conference" Dr. Marvin D. Carr, Senior Advisor; Houston, TX, March 18-21

2018 Public Library Association Conference: Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, Director; Elizabeth Holtan, Communications Manager; Robin Dale, Deputy Director for Libraries; Teri DeVoe, Associate Deputy Director, Grants to States; Dr. Marvin D. Carr, Senior Advisor; Tim Carrigan, Senior Library Program Officer; Dennis Nangle, Senior Program Officer; Michele Farrell, Senior Program Officer; Sarah Fuller, Senior Library Program Officer; James Neal, Senior Library Program Officer; Laura McKenzie, Administrative Specialist; Faith Steele, Program Specialist; Stephen Mayeaux, Program Specialist; Philadelphia, PA, March 21-24

"IMLS Grant Funding Opportunities," West Virginia Association of Museums: Mark Isaksen, Senior Museum Program Officer; Steve Shwartzman, Senior Museum Program Officer; Charleston, WV, March 22-24

National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web: Emily Reynolds, Senior Library Program Officer; New York, NY, March 22-24

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