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Blog Posts from September 2012

September 28, 2012 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS This past weekend, September 22-23, IMLS staff joined thousands of book lovers for the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival , celebrating books that have shaped America. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama acted as honorary co-chairs of...Read more
September 26, 2012 ET
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Curator of Education Megan DiRienzo describes the Center for Creative Energy, a partnership among the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the Upper Colorado River Authority, and the local school district. It's a three-tiered project that...Read more
September 20, 2012 ET
Left to right: Linda Carlisle, Kevin Perez , Amanda Ahlstrand, Mary Ellen Firestone, Susan Hildreth, and Jane Brady. Click image for a larger view. By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Last week we had a great opportunity to brief Washington policymakers about our partnership with the U.S. Department...Read more
September 19, 2012 ET
By James P. Ascher, Assistant Professor of Rare Books and Assistant Professor of English, University of Colorado The IMLS Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian grant came at a crucial time for me professionally. As an undergraduate, I frequently found myself in libraries trying to answer questions...Read more
September 17, 2012 ET
By Jeffrey DiScala, PhD Candidate College of Information Studies, University of Maryland We are excited to share the latest news about our research concerning school library supervisors at the district level. In July 2011, a research team at the University of Maryland’s iSchool began a three-year...Read more
September 13, 2012 ET
paul-conway.png By Paul Conway, PhD, Associate Professor School of Information at the University of Michigan Made possible with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, HathiTrust is the test bed for research into a valid model that measures the...Read more
September 07, 2012 ET
michaelwitt.jpg By Michael Witt Principal Investigator and Editor-in-Chief of Databib A new resource called Databib has been created to help people identify and locate online repositories of research data. With support from IMLS, the Purdue and Penn State University Libraries collaborated to...Read more
September 06, 2012 ET
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Patricia Lannes and Kitty Bateman explain an IMLS-funded project that seeks to make art museums more accessible to immigrants. Cultures & Literacies Through Art for the 21st Century (CALTA21) accomplishes this goal by building...Read more