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Blog Posts from September 2013

September 27, 2013 ET
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS On September 21, Nickelodeon went completely dark, taking programming off the air on all channels and shutting down its websites from 12 – 3 p.m. to reinforce the simple message: get up, get out, and go play! As one of television’s leading...Read more
September 27, 2013 ET
By Max Milder Fellow, US2020 Enter a classroom anywhere in the U.S. today, and you will likely encounter a scene that could easily have fit in two or three decades ago. Students are sitting at desks. Teachers are using whiteboards and textbooks. Technology that could illuminate concepts is nowhere...Read more
September 26, 2013 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Last weekend, the fresh, young voices of five student poets were introduced to the American public. They are the National Student Poets of 2013, and I was privileged to meet them. These poets’ works were among the 400 selected for National Scholastic Art &...Read more
September 26, 2013 ET
By Nikki Yamashiro Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance At the Afterschool Alliance we’ve seen the innovative and exciting ways libraries and museums across the country are providing kids with hands-on, experiential learning during the out-of-school hours. However, we know that there are many...Read more
September 24, 2013 ET
By Teri DeVoe Program Specialist, IMLS If you asked random IMLS grant applicants about their first attempts requesting federal funding, few would probably think back to their senior year of high school. The reality is that many library and museum professionals likely filled out the Free Application...Read more
September 23, 2013 ET
By Hillary Richard Project Coordinator, Building Strong Community Networks Building Strong Community Networks ( BSCN) is an action-research project aimed at meeting community needs through collaboration. Our partnership—the Heart of Brooklyn—is a consortium of cultural institutions in central...Read more
September 20, 2013 ET
By Leanne Jenkins Planning Director, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Fifteen years ago, we at the the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library had no functional way to keep track of our collections, no good way to share the many objects and photographs that tell the story of this community’s history, culture,...Read more
September 19, 2013 ET
By Angela Siefer Digital Inclusion Program Manager at OCLC’s WebJunction photo-1.png Libraries are essential providers of digital literacy training and public access. As it continues to evolve in our increasingly digital society, the library’s role as a community anchor institution becomes more and...Read more
September 11, 2013 ET
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of . You can find the original post here . Sue Considine is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) we...Read more
September 10, 2013 ET
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS Forty miles east of Los Angeles you will find the city of Rancho Cucamonga. It is one of California’s fastest growing communities, and the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library is adapting to serve its diverse community’s needs. Library Director Robert...Read more