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Blog Posts from August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014
By Patrick Murray-John Development Team Manager, Omeka When an interesting set of data appears online, I'm a bit like an energetic German Shepherd spotting a squirrel. IMLS's recently released Museum Universe Data File (MUDF) definitely got my tail wagging. I work on Omeka , a web publishing...Read more
Thursday, August 28, 2014
By Mary Murphy Marketing Associate, The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast continues in its quest to keep kids active and fit. On August 2 nd , we celebrated our 6 th birthday with a bang. Along with bounce houses and balloons, we wanted to...Read more
Monday, August 25, 2014
Ed note: This is a cross-post from the AYAW Blog . You can find the original blog post here . Inaugural National Student Poet and Northeast Representative, Claire Lee , returns to the AYAW blog to interview the 2013 Class of National Student Poets for her “Poets on Poets” series. This week’s...Read more
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on www.letsmove.gov . To view the original post, click here . Posted by Erin Saltmarsh, Program Assistant, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on August 13, 2014 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens does a lot of work with...Read more
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Michele Farrell Senior Library Program Officer Being able to read and write is something that most of us take for granted. But, for 32 million Americans, this is not the case. Many who lack these skills don’t know where to look for help. Some find out about assistance through word of mouth from...Read more
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS More than 400 museum, library and early childhood experts registered to attend a webinar on “Expanding the Reach of Early Learning and Development Systems for Libraries and Museums.” This was another important milestone in our work to encourage greater and more...Read more
Monday, August 18, 2014
Ann Joslin, State Librarian, Idaho Commission for Libraries 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, August 15, 2014
Ed note: This is a cross-post from the AYAW Blog . You can find the original blog post here . Inaugural National Student Poet and Northeast Representative, Claire Lee , returns to the AYAW blog to interview the 2013 Class of National Student Poets for her “Poets on Poets” series. This week’s...Read more
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By James Lonergan Senior Program Officer, IMLS This past May, I hosted grantees from three U.S. Pacific Territories: American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); and three U.S.-affiliated Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the...Read more
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By Maura Marx Deputy Director for Library Services, IMLS Editor’s Note: IMLS recently hosted a series of three strategic priority meetings, each focused on a different priority. The sessions were designed to help inform future strategies, particularly for the agency’s National Leadership Grant...Read more

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