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  • Creative Aging in America's Libraries
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Westchester Library System, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, ALA's Public Programs Office, and AARP Foundation, will improve, expand, and sustain creative aging programs in public libraries and position libraries as community cornerstones for positive aging. Built on Lifetime Arts' capacity-building model, this initiative reflects new ... »
  • Using Health Literacy and Learning Styles to Guide Oncology Patients Through the Pharmacogenetic Maze of Personalized Medicine
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Knowledge Management/Eskind Biomedical Library at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center will develop a model for delivering patient-specific, consumer-friendly information that will lead to more informed patients, who are more likely to take a proactive, participatory role in their health care. The project's test bed will be My Cancer ... »
  • Purposeful gaming and BHL: engaging the public in improving and enhancing access to digital texts
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Missouri Botanical Garden and partners at Harvard University, Cornell University, and New York Botanical Garden will test new means of crowdsourcing to support the enhancement of content in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The BHL is an international consortium of the world's leading natural history libraries that have collaborated to ... »
  • ALICE: A model for sustaining technology-rich Adaptive Learning Spaces and Interactive Content Environments in Libraries and Museums
    Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The North Carolina State University Libraries and its partners will create a model framework for an interactive learning environment, applying the principles of gaming, artificial intelligence, systems automation, and experience design. Display screens, interactive applications, and computerized information systems have become almost ubiquitous ... »
  • MakerSpace 2.0: Retinkering the Public Library
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Westport Library, with its partners, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Connecticut State Library - Division of Library Development (CSL-DLD), and with SPARK! Consulting, will introduce a new model of maker space in libraries and a way to systematically integrate the culture of interactive "making" into the library profession. ... »
  • HiTech Academy: The Road to A STEM Career
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Howard County Library System (HCLS), in partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will use this grant to enhance the teen digital media lab at the Savage Branch Library by adding science, technology, engineering, and math projects and implementing that same STEM-focused model in three other libraries. The "Hi Tech Academy: ... »
  • Kha'p'o Literacy and Family Time Enhanced
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Pueblo of Santa Clara's Community Library will continue its important role as a community anchor in fostering 21st-century learning and information use with a range of interactive projects that will engage community members of all ages. Technology Access Nights will foster responsible technology use and awareness among young learners and their ... »
  • From Descriptive Metadata to Citation: Building a Framework for Search and Communication in Game Studies
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Stanford University Library, in partnership with the University of Santa Cruz, will develop a publishable metadata scheme for digital games, including ontology and terminology, as well as a system and tools for citation of in-game events and game states. While the work of collection and preservation is underway, digital games present unique and ... »
  • SEALibrary Enhancement Project
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    On behalf of the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak, the SEALibrary (Sun'aq Ecological Archives and Library) will undertake a project to enhance access to information on Kodiak ecology and Alutiiq heritage while serving as a bridge between tribal members, researchers, and regulators. It will collect, preserve, and disseminate valuable local and traditional ... »
  • From STEM to Sternum
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Indian River State College (IRSC) will develop a digital literacy program to help build interest in scientific inquiry; ability to locate STEM resources in digital format; and scientific and digital literacy skills among up to 7,500 learners at IRSC's Adult Education Career Pathways, the Center for Media and Journalism Studies, the Career Pathways ... »

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