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The Last Frontier

By Timothy Owens, IMLS Senior Program Officer Alaska. Denali. Glaciers. Moose. Salmon. Bears. Midnight sun. Endless wilderness. Largest state in the union. Libraries in communities with no roads to link them. Talk about rural and small libraries! Even Juneau, the … Continue reading

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National Leadership Grant Video: Chicago Zoo’s Welfare Track

By Kevin O’Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Jessica Whitman, Animal Welfare Biologist, and Tom Meehan, Vice President of Veterinary Services, describe the Chicago Zoological Society’s Welfare Track project, an IMLS-funded project that explores new ways of monitoring the … Continue reading

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SafeArchive Promises to Preserve Digital Collections

By Thu-Mai Christian, Graduate Research Assistant H. W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science Given growing attention to issues in digital preservation, including that from institutions, funding agencies, and other stakeholders, new technologies to help mitigate risks to digital content … Continue reading

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Eureka! Job Fair in Georgetown County, SC, a Big Success

By Dwight McInvaill Director of the Georgetown County Library of South Carolina Eureka moments are good ones, aren’t they? In a flash, an idea leaps a gap, becomes a reality, and helps to solve problems! Imagining and then hosting our … Continue reading

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One Good Thing Leads to Another: Santa Ana Public Library Builds on IMLS Grant

By Heather Folmar, Library Services Manager Santa Ana Public Library The excitement generated by the decision of IMLS to award a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant to the Santa Ana Public Library was enormous. We began to look for ways … Continue reading

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