2013 Winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Community Member Interviews

When the 2013 Medal Winners were in town to receive their award, we sat down with each winning institution's director and community member to learn more about the impact that the institution is having in its community. Learn more about the 2013 winners.
 

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Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Children’s Museum President and CEO, Carole Charnow,and community member Tayquan Pomare-Taylor traveled to Washington from Boston, Massachusetts to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the museum impacts the community.

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Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director, Nannette Maciejunes, and community member Jeffrey Tucker traveled to Washington from Columbus, Ohio to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the museum impacts the community.

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Delta Blues Museum
Delta Blues Museum Executive Director Shelly Ritter and community member Travis Calvin traveled to Washington from Clarksdale, Mississippi to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the museum impacts the community.

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Discovery Science Center
Discovery Science Center President, Joe Adams and community member Kate Upton traveled to Washington from Santa Ana, California to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the museum impacts the community.

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Marshalltown Public Library
Marshalltown Public Library Director, Sarah Rosenblum,and community member Veronica Guevara traveled to Washington from Marshalltown, Iowa to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the library impacts the community.

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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library President and CEO, Gail Naughton, and community member Bob Schaffer traveled to Washington from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the museum impacts the community.

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Pierce County Library System
Pierce County Library System Executive Director, Neel Parikh and community member Jo Cruz traveled to Washington, DC from Tacoma, Washington to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the library impacts the community.

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Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director Kimber Fender and community member Amina Tuki traveled to Washington from Cincinnati, Ohio to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the library impacts the community.

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Rancho Cucamonga Public Library
Rancho Cucamonga Public Library Director, Robert Karatsu,  and community member Christine DeVries traveled to Washington from Rancho Cucamonga, California to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the library impacts the community.

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Waukegan Public Library
Waukegan Public Library Executive Director, Richard Lee and community member Diana Alvey traveled to Washington from Waukegan, Illinois to receive the national medal and spoke to IMLS about how the library impacts the community.

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