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Blog Posts from September 2011

September 26, 2011 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg Last spring, I attended the Washington DC launch of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading . Spearheaded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a broad coalition of public/private organizations, including the National Civic League, the National League of...Read more
September 23, 2011 ET
By Marsha Semmel Director of Strategic Partnerships, IMLS As I joined the crowds to enter last weekend's World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, one of my first memorable encounters was with The Sashimi Tabernacle Choir, an old Volvo adorned with more than 250 computer-...Read more
September 15, 2011 ET
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I’ve just returned to Washington, D.C. from a great visit to the Los Angeles Public Library. The library, together with the California State Library, hosted a meeting of community members and community leaders who got together to critique the latest...Read more
September 13, 2011 ET
By Bridget Butler Voices for Lake Project Manager, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center echolake.jpg With bytes and bites of information continually bombarding us through media outlets like television and radio or the seemingly innocuous places like our local library or science...Read more
September 09, 2011 ET
Kevin Cherry Program Officer, IMLS One of the pleasures of being a program officer at IMLS is meeting with grant recipients. It is especially enjoyable, I think, when those grant recipients are scholarship students. Back in June of this year (when our new UpNext Blog was but a gleam in our eye and...Read more