Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Beginning with the 2009 awardees, personal stories demonstrating the ongoing impact of these award-winning institutions are being documented through a cooperative agreement between IMLS and StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.
2014 National Medal Winner Mystic Aquarium
"I wanted to work here but being a docent just seemed absolutely terrifying.."
At the Mystic Aquarium, Madeline Meranda, 18, talks to her former supervisor, Jeanne Long, about the summer of 2011 when Madeline worked as a volunteer docent. Madeline share memories of her father, who encouraged her to work at the aquarium.
Listen to their story here:
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