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Blog Posts from November 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015
We recently held the IMLS Focus Conference in New Orleans where nearly 300 library and museum professionals gathered to discuss the crucial role that libraries and museums play in their communities.Read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Kim Charlson, the first woman serving as President of the American Council of the Blind, while on a site visit to Massachusetts to see how IMLS funds are being utilized to support community needs.Read more
Monday, November 23, 2015
The pedestal table's surface was covered with what appeared to be gilded black potato chips, attached to a wooden frame imported to America from China in the early 1800's. Traveling aboard a sleek sailing ship called a clipper, these pieces enriched American merchants during the early days of the republic.Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
As one of our nation's most rural states, Vermont is lucky to have many small libraries with staff who respond to our rapidly-changing world. Orwell Free Library is one such treasure.Read more
Monday, November 2, 2015
IMLS has joined with the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) to launch a new initiative to ensure that every family and child has access to high quality museum experiences.Read more