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Blog Posts from February 2012

February 27, 2012 ET
By Charles Thomas IMLS Senior Program Officer The 2012 WebWise Conference is a few days away and I have a special reason to be excited! I am a Trekkie, and this year’s opening keynote presenter is LeVar Burton -- a.k.a. character Geordi La Forge in the 1987-1994 television series Star Trek: The...Read more
February 23, 2012 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Yesterday I attended the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It was a momentous occasion and a wonderful ceremony. President Obama told the assembled crowd, “I want my daughters to see the...Read more
February 21, 2012 ET
By Professor Elizabeth H. Dow School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University In 2008 we created the Archival Training Collaborative to provide high-quality, inexpensive, and locally accessible archival workshops for staff and volunteers in Alabama, Mississippi,...Read more
February 16, 2012 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg This week the President released his FY 2013 budget request to Congress . The request for IMLS demonstrates a vote of support for libraries and museums as essential to the educational ecosystem of the U.S. With opportunities for learning and cultural...Read more
February 10, 2012 ET
By Kevin Cherry IMLS Senior Program Officer At ALA Midwinter in Dallas, IMLS Director Susan Hildreth got the opportunity to meet with University of Alabama and Wayne State University scholarship recipients from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program-funded Project ALFA , "Accessible...Read more
February 03, 2012 ET
Please watch this video on the IMLS YouTube Channel. It features staff members of the National Aquarium in Baltimore describing "Watershed Moments," a staff-led interactive program for presentation in its 250-seat auditorium. Funded by an IMLS Museums for America grant, Watershed Moments is a key...Read more