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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

 
New Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in Preparing Young Children for Success
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Jun 20, 2013

Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked resources in our nation’s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years and keeping them learning through the summer months, according to a report issued today by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Active Teens Work and Learn in the Garden
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Aug 12, 2013

During the summer teens come to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden to learn about plants, growing vegetables, and teamwork, while doing important work that benefits the community. Read More

 
Blog Post: Tackling Digital Citizenship

Aug 07, 2013

Homa Naficy was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Hartford Public Library she designed and directs The American Place (TAP), program for Hartford’s immigrants and refugees. TAP has become a magnet for new arrivals seeking immigration information, resources for learning English, and preparing for United States citizenship. Read More

 
Blog Post: Nurturing an Interest in Science

Aug 06, 2013

Discovery Science Center President Joe Adams and Community Member Kate Upton describe how the science center captures visitors’ interest in science. Read More

 
 



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Rhode Island’s First Responders Receive Training to Limit Damage to Collections

The Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) spearheaded a model program to help first responders and collecting institutions prepare for and respond to disasters. Read more..

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