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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell , IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer Here's another in our series of YouTube videos about the work being done with IMLS Museums for America grants. The Johnson County Museum, a half-century old history museum in suburban Kansas describes how an MFA grant helped to expand their...Read more
Friday, March 9, 2012
By Marsha L. Semmel ( msemmel@imls.gov ) IMLS Director of Strategic Partnerships I’ve just returned from the third annual Digital Media and Learning Conference hosted by the DML Research Hub at UCHRI with support from the MacArthur Foundation, Microsoft Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...Read more
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
By Kevin Cherry IMLS Senior Program Officer Congratulations to Marcia Smith-Woodard of the Indiana State Library! In June 2008, IMLS awarded a Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Grant to the Indiana State Library and the Indiana University School of Library Science (IU SLIS) at Indianapolis to...Read more
Friday, March 2, 2012
By Ellen Arnold Losey Senior Graphic Designer and Webmaster, IMLS There are a lot of important museum and library “mover and shaker” names that I hear around the IMLS Office of Communications and Government Affairs – our grantees, our partners, members of congress, etc. But I have to say, not a one...Read more
Thursday, March 1, 2012
By Kevin O'Connell, koconnell@imls.gov Dave Isay , the founder of StoryCorps made a keynote presentation at the preconference of WebWise 2012 , which is investigating how libraries and museums help scholars, students, educators, and the general public understand history and the humanities. Since...Read more
Monday, February 27, 2012
By Charles Thomas IMLS Senior Program Officer The 2012 WebWise Conference is a few days away and I have a special reason to be excited! I am a Trekkie, and this year’s opening keynote presenter is LeVar Burton -- a.k.a. character Geordi La Forge in the 1987-1994 television series Star Trek: The...Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Yesterday I attended the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It was a momentous occasion and a wonderful ceremony. President Obama told the assembled crowd, “I want my daughters to see the...Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By Professor Elizabeth H. Dow School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University edow1@lsu.edu In 2008 we created the Archival Training Collaborative to provide high-quality, inexpensive, and locally accessible archival workshops for staff and volunteers in Alabama, Mississippi,...Read more
Thursday, February 16, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg This week the President released his FY 2013 budget request to Congress . The request for IMLS demonstrates a vote of support for libraries and museums as essential to the educational ecosystem of the U.S. With opportunities for learning and cultural...Read more
Friday, February 10, 2012
By Kevin Cherry IMLS Senior Program Officer At ALA Midwinter in Dallas, IMLS Director Susan Hildreth got the opportunity to meet with University of Alabama and Wayne State University scholarship recipients from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program-funded Project ALFA , "Accessible...Read more

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