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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer One of the highlights of our WebWise conference each year is the time set aside for museum professionals, librarians, and archivists to show their peers the web-related projects they've been working on. Our YouTube channel now features...Read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg Since our Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills initiative was launched in 2009 we have been inspired by the stories of many libraries and museums that are taking action to become 21st century institutions. They are “embedded” in their...Read more
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
By Martha Parker, MLIS Editor's note: In celebration of National Library Workers Day and National Library Week, we post this update from Martha Parker, a graduate of the Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. UNCG instituted the...Read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
By Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director I had a wonderful time at yesterday's White House Easter Egg Roll . This year's theme was Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move , in keeping with the First Lady's Let's Move initiative to fight childhood obesity. photo21.jpg IMLS Director Susan Hildreth helps with...Read more
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In our latest featured YouTube video, the Pratt Museum in Homer Alaska describes its Museums for America project, The Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place, which aligned educational programming to a new focus and deepened relationships with the local community.Read more
Friday, March 30, 2012
Each year, IMLS awards the National Medal for Museum and Library Service , to institutions that demonstrate innovation and savvy in meeting the civic engagement, education and economic needs of communities. Medal winners receive a visit from StoryCorps , a national nonprofit organization dedicated...Read more
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
By James Lonergan, IMLS Senior Program Officer LSTA Grants to States Coordinators from around the U.S., in Philadelphia recently for an IMLS training workshop, were treated to an inspiring lunchtime talk by Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, the President and Founder of AmericaSpeaks , titled: “Libraries:...Read more
Friday, March 23, 2012
By Chris Beakey, Vice President, Ogilvy Public Relations Cross-posted from Social Marketing exChange News and Views While many of us in social marketing are constantly on the look-out for fresh approaches for engaging target audiences, we do some of our best work when we leverage existing channels...Read more
Thursday, March 22, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg This week marks the second anniversary of the National Broadband Plan which set a roadmap for increasing rates of broadband adoption and use in the U.S. Since the plan was released, we have been working with the International City/County Management...Read more
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Early Alexander Graham Bell recordings, once thought to be lost to history, gained national media attention last year when scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory devised a way to hear them. For curious minds who want to know more, here's the a behind the scenes look at how it all...Read more

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