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Institute of Museum and Library Services Budget for FY 2015

Dec 17, 2014

The federal spending bill for FY 2015 includes $227,860,000 for IMLS. Read More

 
Libraries and Museums Kick Off STEM Video Game Challenge Workshops
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Dec 11, 2014

Museum and libraries across the country are stepping up to the Challenge by hosting workshops for youth and staff on game design. Check out the list of workshops and other resources your institution can use to get involved. Read More

 
IMLS and Department of Education’s OCTAE Present Digital Strategy Webinar for Librarians

Dec 09, 2014

The December 18 webinar will cover national initiatives, resources, and tools that public and school librarians can use to enhance their digital literacy programming and services. Read More

 
 



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Blog Post: Maker Movement Takes Over Pittsburgh
Man holding stick participating in an activity.

Feb 13, 2015

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and IMLS co-hosted a convening of library and museum professionals from across the country to identify key elements of library and museum makerspaces that support learning.​ Read More

 
Blog Post: StoryCorps Interview: Chicago Public Library
Marcia Trawinski and Dottie Gibson

Feb 12, 2015

Marcia Trawinski, long-time member of the Chicago Public Library, talks to her friend Dottie Gibson about how adaptive services for the visually impaired have improved her relationship with books and the library. Read More

 
Blog Post: StoryCorps Interview: Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Heather Stephenson and Jeanne White

Feb 06, 2015

Ryan White was one of the first children to be diagnosed with AIDS in 1984, which he contracted from a medicine used to treat his hemophilia. At the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, a permanent exhibit—Ryan’s childhood room—educates visitors about Ryan’s life and AIDS. We hear from Ryan’s mom and close friend in this StoryCorps interview. 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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