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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: The Nature of Childhood
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Jul 10, 2013

David Becker was honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Becker is an educator and museum professional who serves as a leader for NatureStart, the Chicago Zoological Society’s groundbreaking and comprehensive early childhood initiative. Read More

 
Blog Post: A Day of Sharing and Learning
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Jul 09, 2013

Grantees from the IMLS Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program gathered at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, to learn about each other’s projects, share their experiences, and meet one another in person. Read More

 
Blog Post: Running with Animals and Athletes
A photo of the track and digital screen at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science's Sports Run Exhibit

Jul 08, 2013

Have you ever wanted to race a professional athlete or a T-Rex? At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Sports Run Exhibit, you can do just that! Read More

 
 



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Literacy and Tech for Toddlers at El Paso Community College Northwest Library

The Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library, based at the El Paso Community College Northwest campus, implemented an Interactive Technology and Literacy Program for area young children and their parents to foster a long term love of learning, a habit of library usage, and a college-going culture among community residents. Read more..

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