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Landmark Treaty for Visually-Impaired Persons
Marrakech Signing

Jun 28, 2013

Historic multilateral treaty will oblige all nations to establish copyright exceptions for people with print disabilities. Read More

 
Call for Nominations: 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Museums and libraries that would like to be considered for the National Medal should complete the nomination form by October 15, 2013. Read More

 
IMLS @ ALA

Jun 26, 2013

Visit IMLS at Booth #539 at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: AAHC Forum – Thanks for Sharing for Your Stories!
Grant recipients of the African American History and Culture program met at the Sumner School in Washington, DC, June 5 and 6, 2013.

Aug 01, 2013

Over the past six months we've featured dozens of stories about the great work being done with IMLS funding by museum professionals at African American museums and HBCUs across the country. Read More

 
Blog Post: Giving Children a Foundation for Learning
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Jul 31, 2013

Harriet Henderson Coalter was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Coalter is the director of Richmond Public Library and has embraced working outside the walls of the library in order to reach more children and parents and work toward school readiness. Read More

 
Blog Post: Finding Room for the Blues

Jul 30, 2013

Delta Blues Museum Executive Director Shelly Ritter and Community Member Travis Calvin talk about the uniquely American art form of the Blues and how the Arts Education program keeps kids engaged. Read More

 
 



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Featured Project Profile
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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