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Blog Posts from June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014
The Food, Glorious Food! exhibit at the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County celebrates the local natural resources of Central Pennsylvania that grace our tables. The art installation runs from June 1 to August 31 in the Windows on the World gallery and includes sculpture, photographs, paintings...Read more
Friday, June 27, 2014
Ed note: This is a cross-post from the AYAW Blog . You can find the original blog post here . The 2013 Class of National Student Poets (from the left: Nathan Cummings; Louis Lafair; Michaela Coplen; Sojourner Ahebee; Aline Dolinh) enjoy their time in New York City for the 2014 Scholastic Art &...Read more
Thursday, June 26, 2014
By: Sandra Toro, Ph.D., IMLS, and Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Ph.D., Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education The recent results of the international “ Survey of Adult Skills ” estimated that 36 million Americans are low-skilled in literacy, and 3 million are eager...Read more
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Rodney G. Wagner, Director, Nebraska Library Commission 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 and...Read more
Friday, June 20, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth IMLS Director Today is Summer Learning Day, and I’d like to salute the tremendous efforts of libraries and museums across the country that provide opportunities for children to continue to read and learn during the summer months. The National Summer Learning Association , the...Read more
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS Today I had the pleasure of joining President Obama at the first-ever White House Maker Fair. It was quite an event with dozens of exhibits. My favorite? A larger than life-size electric giraffe! More than four hundred participants had the special opportunity to...Read more
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Linda Lord, State Librarian, Maine State Library 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 and evolving...Read more
Friday, June 6, 2014
By Cecily Marcus Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections Over 300 years of African American theater history, from its earliest influences to its current artists and leaders, is too often inaccessible and...Read more
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Lesley Boughton, State Librarian, Wyoming State Library 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 and...Read more