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Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)

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Works: 779 works in 1,122 publications in 1 language and 29,591 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Sponsor, Degree grantor
Classifications: JK1758, 813.52
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Civics and citizenship toolkit : a collection of educational resources for immigrants by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a comprehensive collection of official U.S. government publications designed to help new permanent residents prepare for the naturalization process. Includes: Welcome to the United States; Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos; Civics Flash Cards; Learn About the United States, Quick Civics Lessons; the Citizen's Almanac; the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution pocket edition; A Promise of Freedom, Introduction to U.S. History (DVD); and Library Services for Immigrants
Public libraries in the United States : data, trends, and state profiles (with accompanying CD-ROM) by Torrell Danielsen( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public libraries provide critical learning and information resources for individuals, families, local businesses, and non-profits. They broaden opportunities for people of all ages through access to collections and technology and by providing expert assistance from information professionals. Many public libraries anchor community improvement efforts by providing programming that addresses the health, educational, and workforce development needs of local residents. In communities across the country, local libraries compliment commercial development activity and provide attractive neighborhood a
An Introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
An Introduction to The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hammett's The Maltese falcon, a novel about greed, lust, and betrayal and the story of San Francisco detective Sam Spade and a case involving treasure housed in a falcon-shaped sculpture
An introduction to The call of the wild by Jack London by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Jack London's tale of an unusual dog--part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd--that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska
An introduction to Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya : audio guide by Rudolfo A Anaya( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Rudolfo Anaya's novel about a young boy in New Mexico in the 1940s who must reconcile the many conflicting influences of his family, religion, and community
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
An introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Carson McCullers about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia
An introduction to My Ántonia by Willa Cather : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Willa Cather's novel about the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land of nineteenth century Nebraska
An introduction to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan : audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, a novel about four mothers, four daughters, and four families whose paths cross in 1949 in San Francisco as four Chinese women begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk
A catalyst for change : LSTA Grants to States program activities and the transformation of library services to the public by Institute of Museum and Library Services( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on funding and services provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (imls) Grants to States program in the most recent full reporting years. Imls grants to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA's) represent the single largest source of federal funding for the nation's libraries and are the only programmatic grants for libraries to require statewide planning. The purpose of the analysis is to inform the administration, Congress and the library community about the contributions of this program to the public and its significance within the larger context of community-based services. The report provides a description of the Grants to States program; a discussion of the factors that affect state program plans; a review of program activities submitted in state program annual reports; and an analysis of program expenditures and then concludes with profiles for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Sources of data for this report include state program reports for the Grants to States program between fy 2003 and fy 2006 and data from annual State Library Agency Surveys collected by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Institute of Museum and Library Services between 1998 and 2007. This report draws on the data and analysis conducted by Ethel Himmel and Bill Wilson and reported in "Library Services and Technology Act: Grants to States Program Trends Analysis." A complete list of expert committee members is appended. (Contains 7 figures and 19 footnotes.)
An Introduction to A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) is arguably the most widely admired American fantasy novel of the past fifty years. The book's elegant diction, geographical sweep, and mounting suspense are quite irresistible. Earthsea, composed of an archipelago of many islands, is a land of the imagination, like Oz, Faerie, or the dream-like realm of our unconscious. Earthsea may not be a "real" world but it is one that our souls recognize as meaningful and "true." Actions there possess an epic grandeur, a mythic resonance that we associate with romance and fairy tale. Songs, poems, runes, spells --- words matter a great deal in Earthsea, especially those in the "Old Speech" now spoken only by dragons and wizards. To work a spell one must know an object or person's "true name," which is nothing less than that object or person's fundamental essence. In Earthsea, to know a person's true name is to gain power over him or her. "A mage," we are told, "can control only what is near him, what he can name exactly and wholly." Understanding the nature of things, not possessing power over them, is the ultimate goal of magic. Indeed, the greatest wizards do all they can to avoid using their skill. They recognize that the cosmos relies on equilibrium, appropriateness, and "balance"--The very name Earthsea suggests such balance --- and that every action bears consequences. To perform magic, then, is to take on a heavy responsibility: One literally disturbs the balance of the universe. The young Ged is born, a fated seventh son, on the island of Gont and, by accident, discovers that he possesses an innate talent for magic. Even as an untrained boy he is able to use his nascent powers to save his town from marauders. Soon, though, he goes to study with gentle Ogion the Silent, whom he foolishly fails to appreciate. Sent to complete his studies at the Archmage's school for wizards on the island of Roke, Ged grows increasingly proud, over-confident, and competitive. To display his much-vaunted skills, he rashly attempts a dangerous spell --- with dire consequences for Earthsea and himself. Hoping to repair the damage he has caused, the chastened Ged embarks on a series of journeys around Earthsea --- and eventually beyond the known world
Primary source by Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)( )

in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library services for immigrants : a report on current practices( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National medal for museum and library service( )

in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the landscape, mapping new paths : museums, libraries, and K-12 learning by Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication reports on how museums and libraries bolster K-12 education and lifelong learning in communities across the Nation. It is based on a workshop the Institute of Museum and Library Services hosted August 30-31, 2004 at which more than seventy educators, researchers, policymakers, and museum and library professionals examined K-12 collaborations among their organizations. The purpose of this report is to capture key issues that emerged at the workshop and to provide some common language around a vision for how museum/school/library partnerships can contribute to a learning society. Workshop participants represented the leading edge of this evolving dynamic, and examples of their seminal projects and partnerships accompany this report. The main body of this report synthesizes the substances of the conversations, discussions, and visions that emerged from the two-day workshop. Participants agreed that in the 21st century, a competitive and successful society will require people who never stop learning. Three key challenges to developing a "learning society"with museum, library, and school partnerships as a central element of that society emerged from the workshop: (1) successfully redefining education as a lifetime endeavor; (2) understanding the changing nature of professional roles; and (3) moving beyond anecdotal evidence to show what works. Participants also identified steps that practitioners, policymakers, and museum and library professionals and educators should take to support such a society. The report highlights projects and partnerships and can be used as a tool to lay a foundation for understanding the power of museum, library, school, and community collaborations in cultivating lifelong learning societies. It includes an appendix of selected resources, most of which are available online and a useful glossary of terms used throughout the workshop
The big read( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityInstitute of Museum Services

controlled identityUnited States. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

I.M.L.S.

I.M.L.S. (Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.))

IMLC

IMLS

IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.))

Institute for Museum and Library Services (Spojené státy americké)

Institute for Museum and Library Services (U.S.)

Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)

Spojené státy americké Institute of Museum and Library Services

United States Institute of Museum and Library Services

Інститут музейних і бібліотечних служб незалежне агентство уряду США, яке підтримує бібліотеки та музеї

معهد خدمات المتحاف والمكتبات

博物館・図書館サービス機構

博物館和圖書館服務學會

博物馆和图书馆服务研究所

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