Category Archives: Grant Programs

Growing an Early Literacy Initiative in Wisconsin

By Tessa Michaelson Schmidt Public Library Youth and Special Services Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Early literacy reading programs have deep roots in Wisconsin public libraries; librarians have been offering story times for young children for decades. In 2013, an … Continue reading

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State Library Guidebook: Support for Digital Literacy in Public Libraries

Ed note: This blog was originally posted on WebJunction. You can find the original blog post here.  This digital literacy guidebook was created under a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is designed for state libraries … Continue reading

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Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum

By Lindsey Barnes Senior Archivist/Digital Projects Manager, National WWII Museum Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to educate their visitors. At the National WWII Museum, we use … Continue reading

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The Dividends of Digitization Investments—A Reflection

By Judy Ruttenberg Program Director, Association of Research Libraries Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research and consulting group, released Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections. The report was funded by … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, Building and Strengthening Community Through Listening

By Hillary Richard Project Coordinator, Building Strong Community Networks Building Strong Community Networks (BSCN) is an action-research project aimed at meeting community needs through collaboration. Our partnership—the Heart of Brooklyn—is a consortium of cultural institutions in central Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn … Continue reading

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