Author Archives: mheintz

Interview: Arkansas State Library

IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012), and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. … Continue reading

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Supporting Literacy Tutors

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the OCTAE Blog. To view the original post, click here. This effort is part of the ongoing commitment to encourage collaboration between adult education and public libraries, as documented in the OCTAE-IMLS Dear Colleague Letter.  Volunteer tutors are … Continue reading

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Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

By Matthew Birnbaum Senior Evaluation Officer, IMLS I had the privilege of participating in the 28th annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) in Denver, October 15-18. Attracting thousands of domestic and international evaluators from education, government, nonprofit organizations and private … Continue reading

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Interview: Vermont Department of Libraries

IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012), and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. … Continue reading

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