The Institute for Museum and Library Services, together with the newly re-configured Office of Career and Technical Adult Education (OCTAE, formerly Adult Basic Education or ABE), has created a new initiative to encourage collaboration between libraries and adult education programs. The initiative sets the broad goal of “enhanc[ing] the skills, employability, and quality of life of youths and adults with low skills,” with particular attention given to improving access to technology. The initiative points out a variety of opportunities for cooperation at both the state and local level and offers funding for collaboration under some of the existing IMLS programs.
Read the IMLS notice of partnership with OCTAE for a broad overview of the program.
View the “Dear Colleague” letter announcement sent to library and adult education staff.
Explore the IMLS website for more information and grant opportunities for library-adult education partnerships.