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Blog Posts from May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014
By Justin Grimes Statistician, IMLS This weekend (May 31 – June 1, 2014) is National Day of Civic Hacking , during which people across the county will be coming together to use data and technology to help improve communities and the governments that serve them. IMLS will be participating for the...Read more
Friday, May 30, 2014
Editor’s Note: This spring, IMLS is hosting a series of three strategic priority meetings, each focused on a different priority. The sessions will help inform future strategies, particularly for the agency's National Leadership Grant program. The first, held at the New York Public Library on April...Read more
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Judith A. Ring, Division Director, Division of Library and Information Services IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their...Read more
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
By Maria E. Raviele Evaluation Officer, IMLS I recently attended the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Austin and primarily attended symposia related to digital content and methods, public archaeology, and education and outreach. Since joining IMLS I have been mentally noting...Read more
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS We are so proud of our National Medal winners and the community members they selected to come to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the award with Mrs. Obama. The White House ceremony took place a few days after Mrs. Obama announced her Reach Higher initiative...Read more
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, State Library of Louisiana IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing...Read more
Monday, May 5, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS On April 17, we convened the first public hearing we’ve ever held. We chose this moment because it is full of potential: Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, is working to modernize the E-rate, an important source of...Read more
Monday, May 5, 2014
By Christopher Reich Senior Museum Advisor, IMLS A remarkable group of 14 young innovators were honored last week as the winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge. As one of the national sponsors of the competition, IMLS was delighted to participate in recognizing these middle school...Read more
Friday, May 2, 2014
Richard Burns, State Librarian, Hawaii State Public Library System IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states...Read more