IMLS Grant - "The Boomers: Reflecting, Learning, Sharing"

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About IMLS

The U. S. Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) is an Independent federal agency. Its mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

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  • Use the "Contact Us" form on the Boomers website.


In the fall of 2010, IMLS awarded our three-year National Leadership Grant (NLG) of $343,100 to the partners - Athens Regional Library System (ARLS) and the Lyndon House Arts Center (LHAC). Our proposal was to develop new models for serving the Baby Boom generation. Only 13 National Leadership Grants were awarded nationwide.

The Grant

The partners, with the help of a 12 member advisory board, will plan, implement and evaluate:

  • A program of monthly Community Snapshots suggested by local Boomers sharing their knowledge and experiences. The partners explore delivering programs live over the internet simultaneous to the traditional meeting format and will make the recordings available for later viewing from the website.
  • Annual Boomer special events co-hosted by the partners.
  • Annual Boomer related exhibitions at LHAC
  • A website for accessing program schedules and archived webcasts.
  • Regional Workshops and a national presentation for library and museum personnel to address the educational needs of Boomers and explore ways to involve them.

Community Snapshots

These programs are available from our website:

Photo of Martha Phillips

Martha Phillips - Writing in Retirement

Photo of a classic car Photo of Gullwing Mercedes

Mystique of the Automobile - Highlights of the Festival

Photo of Gail Karwoski

Gail Karwoski - From Idea to Picture Book

Photo of Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth Barton - From Inspiration to Quilt

Other Community Snapshots available from website:

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Sex, Flies and Too Much Weight - Lou Kudon, Northeast Georgia Health District

Visit "The Boomers: Reflecting, Learning, Sharing" to view Community Snapshots, learn about upcoming events, and read more about the grant.

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