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

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Works: 621 works in 915 publications in 1 language and 27,652 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interactive multimedia  Periodicals 
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( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 947 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
An Introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 748 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 743 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 Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 726 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 723 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 death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 719 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 Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain audio guide by Adam Kampe( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
An Introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 695 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 The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 695 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 Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 689 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 My Ántonia by Willa Cather audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 674 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 A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 673 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 Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan audio guide by Adam Kampe( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 673 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
An Introduction to A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 649 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
An introduction to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby, a novel about the decadence and excess of the Jazz Age told through the story of self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby
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 (U.S.)( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 252 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.)
National medal for museum and library service ( file )
in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Status of technology and digitization in the nation's museums and libraries : 2002 report ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
National leadership grants for libraries and museums by Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)( serial )
in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The big read by National Endowment for the Arts( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity Institute of Museum Services

controlled identity United States. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

I.M.L.S.
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Institute for Museum and Library Services (Spojené státy americké)
Institute for Museum and Library Services (U.S.)
Spojené státy americké Institute of Museum and Library Services
United States Institute of Museum and Library Services
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English (105)
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