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August 2016 

Many people cannot access the beautiful trails that provide educational experiences because of physical or cognitive disabilities. Mass Audubon is on a mission to change that.  Read more


IMLS Announces Over $4 Million in Library Services Grants for Native American and Native Hawaiian Communities 

IMLS announced 243 grants through three library programs aimed at supporting and improving services among Native American and Native Hawaiian institutions.  Read more

IMLS Announces Nearly $3 Million in Grants for a Stronger Librarian Workforce 
IMLS announced the recipients of 11 library grants awarded through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.  Read more

IMLS Awards More Than $244,000 in Library Funds for the Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States and U.S. Virgin Islands 
IMLS announced the recipients of seven competitive library grants for the Pacific Territories, Freely Associated States, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Read more

IMLS Releases FY 2014 Public Libraries Survey Data 
IMLS released the FY 2014 Public Libraries Survey data and new online visualizations and tools.  Read more   


Calling Third Round P3 Applicants to Better Serve Disconnected Youth (P3)
P3 is designed to help 14-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. who are out of school and not working. It calls for state, local, and tribal communities to test innovative and outcome-focused strategies that could achieve better results for these youth. Read more

The Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library staff have been hard at work with the initial phases of the IMLS and Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust grant projects to digitally map the garden. Read more 

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference, Mark Isaksen, Senior Program Officer; San Diego, CA, September 7-11

"From Big Data to Open Data - Mobilizing the Data Revolution," International Data Week: Ammie Farraj Feijoo, Deputy Director for Digital and Information Strategy; Denver, CO, September 12-14

American Association for State and Local History and Michigan Museums Association, Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services, Steve Shwartzman, Senior Program Officer, Sandra Narva, Senior Program Officer, and Jill Connors-Joyner, Museum Program Specialist, Detroit, MI, September 14-17

National Book Festival of the Library of Congress: various IMLS staff from administrative and museum and library program offices; Washington, DC, September 24 

Association of Science and Technology Centers Annual Conference, Sandra Narva, Senior Museum Program Officer; Tampa, FL, September 24-27

International City/County Management Association Annual Conference: Kathryn Matthew, Director; Kansas City, MO, September 25-27

Association of Research Libraries Fall Meeting: Kathryn Matthew, Director; Washington, DC, September 27-28   

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