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84 Museums Will Participate in the Conservation Assessment Program

Jul 16, 2013

For 2013, 84 museums in 34 states will participate CAP, which assists small museums in providing appropriate care for endangered collections. CAP is administered by Heritage Preservation and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through its National Leadership Grants for Museums program.​ Read More

 
Grant Awards Announcement: 2013 Sparks! Ignition Grants

Jul 16, 2013

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 21 awards totaling $496,978 matched with $408,150 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. Read More

 
National STEM Video Game Challenge Names Winners of Third Annual Competition
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Jul 11, 2013

The 2013 challenge generated nearly 4,000 entries from middle school and high school students. This year, IMLS-sponsored workshops encouraged libraries and museums to promote the competition and support participation. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Empowering New Americans
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Aug 21, 2013

Jennifer Manley was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Manley is part of the leadership team for the Queens Borough Public Library, one of the busiest in the nation where thousands of immigrants learn English, learn about citizenship, and become full participants in democratic society. Read More

 
Blog Post: Emerging from the Flood

Aug 20, 2013

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library President and CEO Gail Naugton and Community Member Bob Schaffer explain how the museum and the Czech Village worked together to revitalize the cultural community of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Read More

 
Blog Post: A Vision for the Public Library of the Future

Aug 15, 2013

Director Hildreth participated in the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, engaging with other library leaders to discuss new ways of thinking about the mission and role of public libraries in their communities. 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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