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Blog Posts from July 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this interview, David Heiser, Head of Education and Outreach, describes Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History's Event-Based Teacher Collaborative, which takes teacher training far beyond the model of a half-day workshop.Read more
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS This Saturday is the first day of competition in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. First Lady Michele Obama is asking all Americans to not only cheer on the U.S. Olympic athletes but to take inspiration from them. Mrs. Obama is calling on families across the country...Read more
Monday, July 23, 2012
By Claudia French Deputy Director for Museums, IMLS This year, we at the IMLS Office of Museum Services took a fresh look at our grant guidelines and categories with an eye toward making the grant application process easier and more accessible for museums of all kinds and sizes. On May 9, we posted...Read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS We know that more than 80 percent of children in poverty are not reading at grade level by the third grade, and many other children are falling behind as well; libraries and museums are taking up the challenge to improve learning outcomes for young...Read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Together America’s public libraries and American Job Centers are teaching digital skills that are essential for job searches and more. By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Earlier this week, I joined U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and Lee Davenport of Connect2Compete...Read more
Friday, July 13, 2012
By Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director On Wednesday, I joined Education Secretary Arne Duncan; White House chef Sam Kass; the first family’s personal trainer, Cornell McClellan; and over 130 students from DC-area schools, camps, and youth programs at the first event of the Department of Education’s four-...Read more
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Anthony D. Smith, IMLS Senior Program Officer Libraries were called upon to provide a level of comfort and stability to many of the millions of citizens who had their lives dramatically disrupted by widespread electrical power outages, brought on by a recent sudden storm. More than three million...Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Weippe Public Library & Discovery Center in Weippe, Idaho, was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Terri Summerfield and community member Gradi Thomson talk about how the...Read more
Thursday, July 5, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Zoo Atlanta's Drs. Hayley Murphy and Marietta Dindo talk about the Great Ape Heart Project, a collaborative effort among many zoos in North America to learn more about heart disease in apes. The project is funded by a National...Read more
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Brooklyn Museum was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Arnold Lehman and visual artist Virginia Ines Vergara talk about the museum's apprentice program, a seminal experience in...Read more

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