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Blog Posts from February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS Andrea never thought she’d be comfortable holding a snake, never mind speaking in front of a huge audience. After participating in the Discovery Corps program at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Wash., Andrea Rose Nichols finds herself doing these both of these...Read more
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This post is a part of the AAHC Forum. In the coming months we will invite current and past grantees to contribute their project experiences via blog posts on our UpNext Blog and then ask you to respond through the AAHC Virtual Forum. We hope you will add your voice and share your needs and...Read more
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
biohildreth.jpg By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS The President’s State of the Union address focused on growing a strong middle class and it struck me, once again, how U.S. libraries and museums are part of the solution, whether the issue is providing an onramp to high-tech manufacturing jobs,...Read more
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS It isn’t just the art at the Museum of Contemporary Art that comes from different backgrounds. Its visitors do too, which is why MOCA in North Miami, Fla., aims to make its galleries and programming accessible to a wide audience. In this interview, Director Bonnie...Read more
Friday, February 15, 2013
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I was pleased yesterday to join FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Southwest Family Enhancement Center in Washington, D.C., to welcome HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Best Buy’s Scott Durchslag to the Connect2Compete initiative. Connect2Compete, or C2C for short...Read more
Friday, February 15, 2013
By Ruth V. Small Director, Project ENABLE With great excitement, we announce the launch of the Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access By Librarians Everywhere) training website , made possible by Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services...Read more
Friday, February 15, 2013
This blog was originally published on the WebWise 2013 blog. By Lisa Rhody This year, WebWise participants will have more pre-conference workshop choices than ever before! There will be eleven possible pre-conference workshops offered over the course of the day on Wednesday, March 6 th . Workshops...Read more
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS What do the three little pigs, a mad scientist, and Lewis and Clark all have in common? They’re exhibits and outreach programs created by the Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, Missouri. Museum Director Patsy Reublin hopes to inspire children and teens to become...Read more
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By Marsha L. Semmel Director of Strategic Partnerships, IMLS “This is a Sputnik moment!” announced Jill Riemer to the crowd of 500 at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club on the morning of February 5. Ms. Riemer, executive director of the Georgia Afterschool Investment Council, made her bold...Read more
Friday, February 8, 2013
By Kristin Antelman Project Director, Learning Space Toolkit The Learning Space Toolkit is a freely available resource designed to support the full lifecycle of an informal learning space design project, from defining the goals and needs to designing the space to supporting it. The Toolkit, a...Read more

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