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Recipients of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced
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Apr 21, 2015

IMLS congratulates the 2015 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Read More

 
IMLS Hosts April 28 Convening on the National Digital Platform

Apr 14, 2015

The invitational meeting will address the state of digital services in libraries and archives, as well as barriers to broader access to digital resources for all Americans. Read More

 
Grants Awarded to Strengthen Museum Professional Development and Leadership

Apr 10, 2015

IMLS grants to the California Association of Museums and the Association of African American Museums are funding the development of new resources for museum professionals. Read More

 
 



UpNext Blog Posts


Blog Post: Makerspaces: Beyond Tools and Products
Students sitting at a table taking apart fleece pajama pants.

Jun 19, 2015

Michigan Makers, a service learning project of the University of Michigan School of Information, aims to focus on the participants’ development rather than the tools in the makerspace. Read More

 
Blog Post: Revving up an Engine for Innovation
A visitor at The Tech Museum of Innovation learns how to solder in The Tech Studio.

Jun 18, 2015

The Tech Museum of Innovation strives to use technology to make their community a better place to live by getting patrons tinkering in their new makerspace and dancing in their Creative Collisions program. Read More

 
Blog Post: Spreading the Word: Library Learning Labs Go Abroad
Teens in Barcelona work on a stop-motion animation project

Jun 17, 2015

The Digital Librarian for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh traveled to Spain to share the 21st century skills that The Labs offer to teens. Read More

 
 



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Opening the World of Museums and Libraries to Visually Impaired Visitors

As IMLS commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), museums and libraries, such as the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continue to expand accessibility of their services and resources to those with visual impairments and other disabilities. Read more..

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