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Inaugural Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents Selected

Jun 19, 2013

The Library of Congress, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has selected 10 candidates for the inaugural class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program. The nine-month program begins in September 2013. Read More

 
MEDIA ADVISORY: Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in School Success

Jun 17, 2013

High level Department of Education and Health and Human Services officials join IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to launch a new report on early learning. Anacostia Library in Washington, DC, hosts June 20 event. Read More

 
White House Highlights Museum and Library “Champions of Change”
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Jun 10, 2013

On Tuesday, June 11th, the White House will honor twelve people as museum and library “Champions of Change,” for their work making a difference for their neighborhoods and for our nation. 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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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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