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Marx Will Serve as IMLS Acting Director upon Hildreth’s Departure
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Jan 20, 2015

Maura Marx, deputy director for library services, assumes the leadership role until a new director is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2015 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants

Jan 09, 2015

IMLS will accept Enhancement grant applications through March 2, 2015. Read More

 
Grant Will Connect Early Learning Services of Museums and Libraries with Medical Community

Jan 08, 2015

Reach Out and Read’s New Project is a "Prescription for Success." Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Hearing History
Photo of graphophone

Mar 18, 2015

The “Hear My Voice”: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound exhibit at the National Museum of American History used IRENE technology to make digital copies of some of the earliest sound recordings ever made. Read More

 
Blog Post: Digging Up an Appetite for Health at The New York Botanical Garden
Carla Hall receives help from an aspiring young chef for a delicious—and healthy!—broccoli pesto.

Mar 12, 2015

The New York Botanical Garden celebrated the 5th anniversary of Let’s! Move by hosting Carla Hall’s Culinary Kids Week in February. Children and families participated in a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations focused on edible gardening and healthy eating. Read More

 
Blog Post: Taking Note: More Resources for Arts Data-Miners
Delaware Art Museum by flickr user Jeffrey.

Mar 11, 2015

Federal agencies, like the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts, are making cultural heritage data readily available as a part of open data and open government initiatives. Read More

 
 



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Ten Libraries and Museums Honored at the White House

On Monday, May 18, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Acting Director Maura Marx to present the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Ten institutions from across the country attended the White House Ceremony to be recognized for outstanding service to their communities. Read more..

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