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Blog Posts from November 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
By Abby Swetz IMLS program specialist in the Office of Strategic Partnerships from March 2004 until September 2011. IMLS engages in partnerships to help build the capacity of libraries and museums to better serve their communities. One such partnership was The Big Read , a program of the National...Read more
Monday, 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
Wednesday, 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
Thursday, 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
Tuesday, 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
Thursday, 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
Tuesday, 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