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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Together America’s public libraries and American Job Centers are teaching digital skills that are essential for job searches and more. By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Earlier this week, I joined U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and Lee Davenport of Connect2Compete...Read more
Friday, July 13, 2012
By Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director On Wednesday, I joined Education Secretary Arne Duncan; White House chef Sam Kass; the first family’s personal trainer, Cornell McClellan; and over 130 students from DC-area schools, camps, and youth programs at the first event of the Department of Education’s four-...Read more
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Anthony D. Smith, IMLS Senior Program Officer Libraries were called upon to provide a level of comfort and stability to many of the millions of citizens who had their lives dramatically disrupted by widespread electrical power outages, brought on by a recent sudden storm. More than three million...Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Weippe Public Library & Discovery Center in Weippe, Idaho, was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Terri Summerfield and community member Gradi Thomson talk about how the...Read more
Thursday, July 5, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Zoo Atlanta's Drs. Hayley Murphy and Marietta Dindo talk about the Great Ape Heart Project, a collaborative effort among many zoos in North America to learn more about heart disease in apes. The project is funded by a National...Read more
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Brooklyn Museum was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Arnold Lehman and visual artist Virginia Ines Vergara talk about the museum's apprentice program, a seminal experience in...Read more
Monday, July 2, 2012
By Beth Takekawa, Executive Director The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture Report Hot off the presses is the IMLS publication “ Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture ! ” Scrolling through the pages...Read more
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Danielle Linzer of the Whitney Museum of American Art talks about a study of the impact of teen programs on four contemporary art museums. In addition to the Whitney, the study looks at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the...Read more
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota, was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Father Columba Stewart, director of the library, discusses the preservation of...Read more
Thursday, June 21, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Wendy Jones and Jennifer Sly of the Minnesota Historical Society talk about History in our Hands, a game that puts visitors in a different period of the state's history and challenges them to overcome some of the problems faced by...Read more

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