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Blog Posts from February 2014

February 25, 2014 ET
By Robert Horton Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, IMLS IMLS’s annual WebWise conference returned to Baltimore in 2014, hosting plenary speakers, workshops, and an unconference from February 10-12. The theme was “Anchoring Communities,” and the goal was to provide as many...Read more
February 20, 2014 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS In his fifth State of the Union Address on January 28, President Obama called on the nation to make 2014 a year of action. He said, “I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America. After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-...Read more
February 20, 2014 ET
By John C. Anderson Director of Education, New England Aquarium Museums and libraries work to shape the world to be better – better informed, healthier, more vibrant, more just or more sustainable. In 2008, IMLS funded the “Ocean Change Education Aquarium Network” (OCEAN), which set out to build...Read more
February 19, 2014 ET
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on . To view the original post, click here . Posted by Hannah E. Hardy, Director of Programming and Operations, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens One year after First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s...Read more
February 14, 2014 ET
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS At IMLS, we are extremely encouraged by recent efforts in the public and private sectors to make published materials accessible to individuals who are blind or otherwise print-disabled. At last week’s mid-winter meeting of the American Library Association,...Read more
February 06, 2014 ET
By Mary Alice Ball Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS I was excited to attend the third annual Digital Learning Day organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education and held at the Library of Congress on the 18 th anniversary of the E-rate program. Although the audience was primarily teachers,...Read more
February 05, 2014 ET
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Today the nation marks Digital Learning Day. In events in Washington, D.C., and across the country, we are celebrating opportunities for digital learning to help students prepare for success in college, their careers, and life. In his remarks today at the Library of...Read more