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Blog Posts from July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Harriet Henderson Coalter is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. I have worked in smaller cities...Read more
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS For those who love the vibrant, uniquely American art form of blues music, the Delta Blues Museum is the place to visit. Serving Coahoma County, the museum honors musicians from the Mississippi Delta and their contributions to the global music...Read more
Monday, July 29, 2013
Pacific Science Center’s permanent exhibit, Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health & Wellness , showcases how our daily personal choices can positively affect our health and well-being for years to come. Guests are immersed in 7,000 square feet of hands-on inventions, gadgets, activities and...Read more
Friday, July 26, 2013
By Tamara Hemmerlein Local History Partners coordinator at the Indiana Historical Society Recently I participated in a session at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago about the role of collaboration in preserving heritage. My fellow panelists were Jackie Dooley, president...Read more
Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Teresa DeVoe Program Specialist, IMLS For many U.S.-based librarians, the warmest months of the year are known for summer reading programs, professional association conferences, and student workers. Here at IMLS State Programs, we know summer as the high season for site visits. As a key part of...Read more
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Gloria Tibbs is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. In an increasingly diverse nation it is...Read more
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nanette Maciejunes thinks that creativity is a critical 21 st century skill that we all should have. She also believes that we can discover our passions in life by connecting with art. Look no further than...Read more
Monday, July 22, 2013
By Ann Hackeling Enchanted Garden Coordinator and Instructor, Howard County Library Miller Branch peter-rabbit-pic-550x270.jpg You might notice children huddled around the Peter Rabbit Patch at Howard County Library's (HCLS) Enchanted Garden. Those children are exploring the garden and learning...Read more
Thursday, July 18, 2013
biohildreth.jpg Sparks! Ignition Grants Gear Up to Explore Innovations in Library and Museum Service By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS Need some inspiration? Take a look at the Sparks! Ignition Grants we announced this week. These grants are an opportunity to explore an innovative idea and then...Read more
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Introduction: The Haitian Heritage Museum is implementing phase two of its strategic plan, which focuses on expanding arts education programs in local schools, partnering with colleges and universities to host new exhibitions, and enhancing overall capacity for collections and program management...Read more

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