Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills
This project underscores the critical role of our nation’s museums and libraries in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness.
Recognizing that every individual requires these competencies to succeed in 21st century life and work, IMLS offers the Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills project to:
• Enhance understanding among policymakers and other stakeholders about the integral roles museums and libraries play in creating an engaged citizenry and competitive workforce.
• Support museums and public libraries in envisioning and defining their roles as institutions of learning in the 21st century;