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IMLS and WebJunction Convening Examines Continuing Education for Library Professionals

Jun 06, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and WebJunction hosted a convening of fifteen library organizations for an upcoming report on state of continuing education. Read More

 
2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Finalists Announced
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May 22, 2013

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and its cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are proud to recognize 50 exceptional programs for their work in providing rich arts and humanities learning opportunities for young people. The NAHYP Award is the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs. Read More

 
IMLS Invites Civic-Minded Techies to Hack Agency Data
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May 21, 2013

The first National Day of Civic Hacking is June 1 and 2, 2013. More than 90 sites across the country are planning events that will bring together techies, entrepreneurs, do-gooders, and activists to invent new tools using publicly-released data from local, state and federal government agencies. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is joining in, contributing challenges and data about museums and libraries. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Diversity-Centered Programming Enhances Cultural Understanding
Gloria Tibbs

Jul 24, 2013

Gloria Tibbs was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At University of Missouri-Kansas City Tibbs develops programming opportunities to enhance cultural understanding and celebrate diversity. Read More

 
Blog Post: : Embracing Creativity

Jul 23, 2013

Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nanette Maciejunes and Community Member Jeffrey Tucker talk about how the ArtLab program helps teens discover creativity through the art museum. Read More

 
Blog Post: Enchanted Garden Explorer Packs
Enchanted Garden

Jul 22, 2013

With explorer packs, kids can explore the Peter Rabbit Patch at Howard County Library's Enchanted Garden. Children can use Old Mrs. Rabbit's grocery list to find vegetables growing throughout the garden and learn the difference between root vegetables and leafy vegetables, all favorites of Peter Rabbit!​ Read More

 
 



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Teacher Institutes for Science Education and Ocean Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium offered expanded professional development programs for teachers through a teacher institute project, providing 450 teachers with new tools, skills, and support through 15 year-long, grade-appropriate teacher institutes over 3 years. Participating teachers were better able to engage and inspire students to develop a connection to their local environment and gain the basic ocean science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and ocean stewards. Read more..

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