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Trends and Tools in Special #Libraries

"Relevant trends from the greater library field (and what special libraries can learn from them"

Every year IMLS funds thousands of library projects throughout the U.S., including some of the most 
innovative work in the field.  This session will point to the top trends and tools that are emerging 
from grant-funded and other work in public and academic libraries.  Learn how they are reinventing 
themselves as centers of learning, crowdsourcing hubs, and facilitators of community conversations.  
While corporate and government libraries are generally ineligible for IMLSgrants, you’ll gain a broader 
perspective of the field at large, and you might even leave with ideas that work in your library.

Teri, Senior Program Office, State Programs, at Institute of Museum and Library Services and Madison Bolls, together
represent the broadest view of IMLS library funding. Teri helps manage the Grants to States program, which 
funds over 1,500 library projects a year in communities across America.  Teri works extensively with state 
libraries and makes several site visits a year into the field.  Before her latest move to the Grants Administration
office Madison helped manage multiple discretionary grant programs, which are awarded on a competitive basis following 
peer review. These funds support some of the most innovative work in the field, result in open source tools that can be 
adopted by others, and ensure that training for the current and future library workforce remains robust.  
Both Teri and Madison also support the agency’s work to shape policy and have a birds-eye view of library 
trends happening across the U.S.  Before they worked at IMLS, Teri and Madison worked in federal library 
environments and both have been longtime SLA members.

Price: $10.00

Date: September 20, 2016

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries (link is external) and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.

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