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Blog Posts from May 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the Let's Move! Blog . To view the original post, click here . Last week, the First Lady presented the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten libraries and museums for their outstanding service to their communities. The National Medal is...Read more
Thursday, May 28, 2015
By Trevor Owens Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS I was thrilled to be able to participate in Dodging the Memory Hole II: An Action Assembly hosted at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Branch Public Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event brought together journalists, representatives from...Read more
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
By Maura Marx Acting Director, IMLS Every year, a high point for us at IMLS is the presentation of the National Medals. The National Medal for Museum and Library Service shines a national spotlight on the many ways libraries and museums make a difference in the lives of children, families, and...Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog . To view the original post, click here . By Nancy Weiss and Stephanie Santoso Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library...Read more
Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Sarah Washburn Director of Community Engagement, Caravan Studios You may not think government data is sexy. However, as data becomes more organized, more focused, and more available, organizations are able to catalyze the fields and numbers from databases and spreadsheets into usable tools. It’s...Read more
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Every year, public libraries around the country offer summer reading programs. We know from anecdotal information that participants love them, but what is the real impact of these programs?Read more
Friday, May 8, 2015
May 8, 20135 By Trevor Owens Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS I was thrilled to be able to participate in this year’s spring meeting of the Coalition of Networked Information in Seattle. The event brought together a range of leaders working on digital library tools, services, and platforms...Read more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Two years ago, President Obama launched ConnectED -- a bold initiative to connect all of America’s schools and libraries to the digital age, to jumpstart learning technology, and to ensure that America’s young people can benefit fully from new advances in digital content and connectivity.Read more
Friday, May 1, 2015
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