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Blog Posts from June 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013
By Quantia Fletcher Assistant Director, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center In the museum world, whether you’re the tiniest of the tiny, or the size of a Walmart, at one point or another, you’ve likely made a wish for more staff to fall from the heavens to make life a little easier. At the Mosaic...Read more
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Alison J. Head Founder and Director, Project Information Literacy Last year as part of an IMLS planning grant study awarded to Project Information Literacy (PIL), our research team at the University of Washington’s Information School discovered a pattern about how recent college graduates find...Read more
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Matthew Winner is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. In 1989 I was asking my elementary school...Read more
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Did you know that we have more than 140,000 museums and libraries in this country? Oftentimes museums and libraries are overlooked when it comes to our nation’s efforts to turn around early learning. The early years are critical developmental years for school...Read more
Monday, June 24, 2013
By Courtney Reid Youth Programs Instructor, Gardens on Spring Creek Fort Collins, Colo. The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, Colo. provides year-round opportunities for exploration and experiential investigation of gardening, healthy eating, fitness, and how that correlates to the natural...Read more
Thursday, June 20, 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
Thursday, June 20, 2013
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Each week, the White House features a group of Americans – individuals, businesses and organizations – who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. On June 11, the White House honored twelve museum and library professionals...Read more
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
By David Ward Associate Professor, Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign How would college students design library software if they were in charge? This was a fundamental question we asked as part of our IMLS National Leadership Grant project, The Student/Library...Read more
Monday, June 17, 2013
This blog was originally posted on the HealthyCal blog . Eating summer lunch at the Elmhurst Branch of the Oakland Public Library. Photo: Sharon McKellar By Lily Dayton California Health Report After working at the Oakland Public Library (OPL) for over 15 years, branch manager Pete Villaseñor has...Read more
Thursday, June 13, 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

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