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Blog Posts from August 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013
By Maggie Blake Biology Student, Rhodes College In 2011, the Memphis Zoo received a grant from IMLS to fund changes to the African elephant enclosure. The zoo wished to change the flooring of the indoor elephant enclosure from concrete to a more resilient material. By doing so, they hoped to...Read more
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Leslie Bushara is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. The Children’s Museums of Manhattan (CMOM)...Read more
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS The Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, Wash. focuses on the needs of its community. Through focus groups and opinion surveys, the library system implements programs that the community deems important. This is how the Pierce County Library...Read more
Friday, August 23, 2013
By Deanne W. Swan, PhD Senior Statistician, IMLS As an analyst, I don’t often get to go into the field to see first-hand the wonderful work that our nation’s libraries and museums are doing. With summer winding down, I see excited young children preparing their backpacks for the first day of school...Read more
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Jennifer Manley is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the heart of my work in public service...Read more
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS As an important part of the cultural community of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library preserves Czech and Slovak heritage in America. The museum shares a close relationship with the Czech Village, an ethnic...Read more
Thursday, August 15, 2013
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I recently had the pleasure of attending the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the dialogue is a multi-stakeholder forum to explore and champion new thinking on U.S. public libraries, with the goal...Read more
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov . You can find the original post here . Jamie Hollier is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Many Americans are missing out on the...Read more
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS In the fields of central Iowa lies the city of Marshalltown. As this city experiences a shift in demographics, with a growing population of Latino and Myanmar immigrants, the Marshalltown Public Library is adapting to these changes. As a community...Read more
Monday, August 12, 2013
By Jonah Holland PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on any Tuesday or Thursday morning in the summer and you will find teenagers working and chatting between the rows of Swiss chard, beets, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers. Each...Read more

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