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Blog Posts from May 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer The San José Public Library was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Jane Light and volunteer Vikram Kanth discuss the library's effect on the San Jose community and...Read more
Friday, May 25, 2012
IMLS, along with Heritage Preservation, is presenting two live webinar events based on the WebWise 2012 conference: Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data Ben Brumfield and Sharon Leon Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT Oral History in the Digital Age Dean Rehberger and Doug...Read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, Senior Public Affairs Officer The Madison Children's Museum (MCM) was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Ruth Shelly, sits down with Benjamin Perreth, a Visitor Services Associate at the museum. They...Read more
Friday, May 18, 2012
Since the May 2011 launch of Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens , we’ve been receiving success stories and examples of exhibits and activities taking place in museums and gardens across the country. One recently launched exhibit is a fine representation of the work museums and gardens can do to...Read more
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg In the coming days and weeks, millions of K-12 students will celebrate the end of the school year, but behind the celebration are some pretty grim statistics. Not all of these students will have equal access to summer learning opportunities and the...Read more
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
By Kevin O’Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer Columbus Metropolitan Library was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, CFO Dewitt Harrell talks about the library's job programs and community member Khamall Howard discusses how...Read more
Thursday, May 10, 2012
By Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director At an April 24 briefing at D.C's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, I joined Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Director of the Office of Head Start, in announcing that our offices and ACF's Office of Child Care would...Read more
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer Edventure Children's Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, was one of five winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum Service. In this video interview, Catherine Wilson Horne, the museum's director; frequent visitor Noah Charles Aitchison...Read more
Friday, May 4, 2012
By Connie Bodner, IMLS Senior Program Officer Ahh, spring! Most of us like it—except for the blinding, airway-obstructing tree pollen, of course. Poets write wonderfully evocative descriptions of it. Gardeners try to coax life from seeds even when they know it’s too early. Newborn lambs with their...Read more