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November 21, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. But no project has yet succeeded in bringing these different interests together. The time...Read more
November 16, 2011
By Gary Vikan Director, the Walters Art Museum gvmagpick.jpg Gary Vikan, Director of the Walters Art Museum My participation on the IMLS 21st Century Skills Task Force was at once intense and transformative. Intense, insofar as nearly two dozen museum and library professionals from around the...Read more
November 10, 2011
By The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, IMLS The public library is the one place that offers all children, rich or poor, equal access to information. Libraries provide resources and experiences that support children’s literacy development, such as arts and crafts, songs, drama, and...Read more
November 8, 2011
By Tammie Kahn Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Houston In the summer of 2009, the board and staff managers at the Children’s Museum of Houston decided to use IMLS’s 21 st Century Skills report as a planning framework for our strategic plan. We had just completed our capital campaign and...Read more
November 3, 2011
Cross-posted from the Let's Move! Blog . Update: View additional photos mrsobamanolasm.jpg First Lady Michelle Obama shares a group hug with children at Royal Castle Child Development Center during her visit as part of her Let's Move! initiative in New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2011. (Official White...Read more
November 1, 2011
By Therese Chung Project Manager/Cataloguer, San Diego History Center Museum staff and tribal members collaborate for understanding and sharing of the region’s Native American history and culture. sandiegohistory2.jpg Carolina Leto & son sitting under granary basket, San Ignacio, San Diego...Read more
October 28, 2011
By Suzanne Flint, California State Library Recognizing that many current adult and senior library services do not reflect the character or interests of today’s “boomer” generation, the IMLS Western Regional Fellowship: Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50) helps to effectively position public...Read more
October 26, 2011
By Alison Freese Senior Program Officer, Native American/Native Hawaiian Library Services, IMLS Have you ever attended a keynote address where the speaker presents an idea and then says: “Now pair off with someone sitting near you and kūkākūkā about that for three minutes?” Excuse me? That was the...Read more
October 21, 2011
By Steve Bromage Assistant Director, Maine Historical Society bromage.jpg The Maine Historical Society has supported multiple projects through IMLS National Leadership and Museums for America grants including a statewide "Community History Outreach Program," campaign to build public access to...Read more
October 20, 2011
By Natasha Marstiller Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS Last month former NFL Linebacker and children’s book author Chris Draft visited IMLS at the National Book Festival Pavilion of the States. Chris Draft has participated in Let’s Read/Let’s Move events and through his foundation supports a variety...Read more

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