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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
dwight.jpg By Dwight McInvaill Director of the Georgetown County Library of South Carolina Eureka moments are good ones, aren’t they? In a flash, an idea leaps a gap, becomes a reality, and helps to solve problems! Imagining and then hosting our first job fair at the Georgetown County Library of...Read more
Friday, August 10, 2012
By Heather Folmar, Library Services Manager Santa Ana Public Library The excitement generated by the decision of IMLS to award a Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Grant to the Santa Ana Public Library was enormous. We began to look for ways to expand and extend the opportunities the grant offered...Read more
Thursday, August 9, 2012
cemlogo.jpg Libraries and museums have long had a part to play in learning in the digital age. IMLS-supported institutions and organizations play a crucial role in the educational ecosystem within their communities and within a larger national context of formal and informal education. The...Read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Nina Levent, Executive Director of Art Beyond Sight, describes an IMLS-funded research project, conducted in partnership with the Museum of Science, Boston. The research will lead to better ways for museums of all types and sizes to...Read more
Friday, August 3, 2012
By James Lonergan, IMLS Senior Program Officer Laurie Brooks (IMLS Associate Deputy Director for State Programs) and I recently returned from Honolulu, Hawaii, where we met with grantees from three U.S. Pacific Territories: American Samoa; Guam; and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands...Read more
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Cross-posted from an article by Chris Shannon on NatomasBuzz.com It is no secret Sacramento’s north area has many stories to tell and local historians are taking note. The surprise is the age of the chroniclers. Thanks to a partnership with The GreenHouse and Sacramento Public Library, local teens...Read more
Friday, July 27, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this interview, David Heiser, Head of Education and Outreach, describes Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History's Event-Based Teacher Collaborative, which takes teacher training far beyond the model of a half-day workshop.Read more
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS This Saturday is the first day of competition in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. First Lady Michele Obama is asking all Americans to not only cheer on the U.S. Olympic athletes but to take inspiration from them. Mrs. Obama is calling on families across the country...Read more
Monday, July 23, 2012
By Claudia French Deputy Director for Museums, IMLS This year, we at the IMLS Office of Museum Services took a fresh look at our grant guidelines and categories with an eye toward making the grant application process easier and more accessible for museums of all kinds and sizes. On May 9, we posted...Read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS We know that more than 80 percent of children in poverty are not reading at grade level by the third grade, and many other children are falling behind as well; libraries and museums are taking up the challenge to improve learning outcomes for young...Read more

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