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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
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Apr 23, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The these museums and libraries are helping to build stronger communities. Read More

 
Learn How Your Museum or Garden Can Join the First Lady’s Initiative
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Apr 17, 2013

IMLS will host a free webinar to provide ideas and advice for museums and gardens that wish to participate in the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! initiative. Read More

 
WebWise Reprise 2013: Free Online Webinars

Apr 16, 2013

IMLS, in cooperation with Heritage Preservation, will present two free webinars in June that explore how two cultural institutions are using digital images to increase and improve access to their collections.​ Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Catalysts for Change: Museums and Library Partnerships in the 21st Century
Elizabeth Babcock

Jul 17, 2013

Elizabeth Babcock was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Babcock leads a team of educators, designers, and biologists who deliver programs focusing on STEM. Read More

 
Blog Post: Joyful Experiences of Discovery

Jul 16, 2013

Boston Children’s Museum President and CEO Carole Charnow and community member Tayquan Pomare-Taylor, talk about how the BNY Mellon Youth Leaders Program brings teens from the community to work in the museum. Read More

 
Blog Post: Kicking Off the 2013 Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Summer Series
Kickoff of the Let's Read! Let's Move! series.

Jul 15, 2013

The Let’s Read! Let’s Move! initiative encourages Americans to get involved with preventing summer reading loss and childhood obesity by engaging youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as providing information about healthy, affordable food. 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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