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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Mamie Bittner Director of Communications and Government Affairs, IMLS Today in Salzburg, IMLS, together with leaders from around the world, will take part in the Salzburg Global Seminar to explore Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture. This is an exciting opportunity to engage...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS octdirmessage3sm.jpg If all goes according to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s plan, libraries are going to have a lot of help closing “America’s digital skills gap.” On October 12, I participated in the unveiling of Connect to Compete , a public-private...Read more
Thursday, October 13, 2011
By Michele Farrell Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS I love poster sessions. I can see what new ideas are being tried and have a quick word with the researcher. Time is so tight at conferences and waiting to speak to a presenter after a two hour panel session isn’t always feasible. For...Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
By Connie Bodner Senior Program Officer, IMLS ctocreport.jpg Read the IMLS publication, Connecting to Collections: A Report to the Nation, to learn more about the initiative. Several IMLS staff traveled to Richmond, VA on September 14-17 to attend the American Association for State and Local...Read more
Thursday, October 6, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg A few months ago I had the opportunity to visit the public computer center at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD for the unveiling of www.DigitalLiteracy.gov . I am delighted that IMLS is a partner for this initiative and we are committed to...Read more
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
By Mary Chute Deputy Director for Libraries, IMLS Recently, the rain clouds cleared on the National Mall and the 2011 National Book Festival delighted and inspired readers and book lovers of all ages. This year’s two day event held September 24-25 was the 11 th book festival and the largest yet...Read more
Monday, September 26, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg Last spring, I attended the Washington DC launch of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading . Spearheaded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a broad coalition of public/private organizations, including the National Civic League, the National League of...Read more
Friday, September 23, 2011
By Marsha Semmel Director of Strategic Partnerships, IMLS As I joined the crowds to enter last weekend's World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, one of my first memorable encounters was with The Sashimi Tabernacle Choir, an old Volvo adorned with more than 250 computer-...Read more
Thursday, September 15, 2011
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I’ve just returned to Washington, D.C. from a great visit to the Los Angeles Public Library. The library, together with the California State Library, hosted a meeting of community members and community leaders who got together to critique the latest...Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
By Bridget Butler Voices for Lake Project Manager, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center echolake.jpg With bytes and bites of information continually bombarding us through media outlets like television and radio or the seemingly innocuous places like our local library or science...Read more

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