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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

 
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Swears In Five Presidential Appointees to the National Museum and Library Services Board

May 09, 2013

Althemese Pemberton Barnes, Vishakha Desai, Tammie Kahn, George Kerscher, and Jacquelyn K. Sundstrand were appointed by President Barack Obama. Read More

 
National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Be Awarded Today at White House
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May 08, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama presents the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. White House celebration recognizes exceptional contributions of 10 museums and libraries. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Enchanted Garden Explorer Packs
Enchanted Garden

Jul 22, 2013

With explorer packs, kids can explore the Peter Rabbit Patch at Howard County Library's Enchanted Garden. Children can use Old Mrs. Rabbit's grocery list to find vegetables growing throughout the garden and learn the difference between root vegetables and leafy vegetables, all favorites of Peter Rabbit!​ Read More

 
Blog Post: Rev Your Engines

Jul 18, 2013

Sparks! Ignition Grants Gear Up to Explore Innovations in Library and Museum Service. Read More

 
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: The Growing Impact of Haitian Art and Culture
Talking with an artist at the Haitian Heritage Museum

Jul 18, 2013

The Haitian Heritage Museum has been a steward of Haitian art exhibitions, dance performances, and educational programming in Southeastern Florida and is increasing programming within the facility, schools, colleges, and the greater community. 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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