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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Last week, the White House announced the new US Ignite Partnership ( www.us-ignite.org ) which will create a national network of communities and campuses with ultra-fast, programmable broadband services, operating at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. This network will become a test-bed for...Read more
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Erie (Pennsylvania) Art Museum was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director John Vanco and Victoria Angelo, a refugee from southern Sudan talk about one of the museum's innovative...Read more
Monday, June 18, 2012
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Librarians from across the country will be gathering this week in Anaheim, California, for the annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA). The library community faces big questions about how to keep their services evolving in the...Read more
Thursday, June 14, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Lisa Fischer of Colonial Williamsburg and Worthy Martin of the University of Virginia, talk about "Virtual Williamsburg," a 3-D model of the town showing how it looked in 1776. The project is funded by a National Leadership Grant from...Read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, Florida, was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Shaney T. Livingston and frequent library user Lenor Krome discuss how the library...Read more
Friday, June 8, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor At a convening of IMLS National Leadership Grant (NLG) museum recipients in April, I spoke with several people about their NLG-funded projects. We will periodically post a video from this collection here on UpNext and on the IMLS YouTube channel. In this...Read more
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Cross-posted from the Council on Foundations' RE: Philanthropy blog . The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As the leading advocate for philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and...Read more
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Frank Robinson and Lisa Watts, aide to Chris Corsello, discuss the mutual benefits that have resulted from...Read more
Friday, June 1, 2012
By Connie Bodner, IMLS Senior Program Officer Last month I was thrilled to have the chance to represent IMLS in Albuquerque at the 40 th annual meeting of in the AIC Exhibit Hall. This year’s theme was “Connecting to Conservation: Outreach and Advocacy,” and conservation professionals from around...Read more
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer The San José Public Library was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview, Director Jane Light and volunteer Vikram Kanth discuss the library's effect on the San Jose community and...Read more

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