Category Archives: 21st Century Skills

The POWRR of Digital Preservation

By Jaime Schumacher Director of the Digital POWRR Project Northern Illinois University collaborated with a board of advisors and partner libraries at Chicago State University, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Western Illinois University to launch the Digital POWRR Project … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Collections Care/Preservation, Information Infrastructure/Systems/Workflows, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), National Leadership Grants | Leave a comment

IMLS Convenings Focus on Learning Spaces, STEM

By Maura Marx Deputy Director for Library Services, IMLS Editor’s Note: IMLS recently hosted a series of three strategic priority meetings, each focused on a different priority. The sessions were designed to help inform future strategies, particularly for the agency’s … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Education Support, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | Leave a comment

CFPB Offers Free Materials and Other Resources for Libraries

By Dan Rutherford, Senior Content Specialist, CFPB Office of Financial Education Program ideas, electronic and print resources, and marketing materials are now available free from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Back in April, when we announced our Community Financial Education … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Economic/Community Development, Workforce Development/Job Assistance | 1 Comment

FTC’s Pass It On Campaign Helps Seniors Protect Each Other from Scams and Fraud

Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. They might not talk about it, but the statistics show attempted scamming is common. Libraries are an important source to computers and digital literacy training helping seniors connect with family, … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Lifelong learning/ Intergenerational | 2 Comments