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Thursday, January 12, 2012
By Maren Dougherty Senior Editor, Balboa Park Online Collaborative (Cross-posted from BPOC blog ) To some, he’s Geordi La Forge. To others, he’s Kunta Kinte. To ‘80s babies, he’s that guy from “Reading Rainbow.” But LeVar Burton is also a champion for libraries and museums—and one of this year’s...Read more
Friday, January 6, 2012
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS diggingbanner.jpg IMLS was part of an exciting announcement earlier this week, when the winners of the second Digging into Data Challenge were announced. There were 14 winning teams in this competition to promote innovative humanities and social science research...Read more
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
IMLS now has its own YouTube Channel ! From time to time we will use this space to draw your attention to a video on our channel that provides an example of what's working in museums and libraries. First up is a feature about an IMLS-funded career training program of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The...Read more
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Author: Nancy Rogers, IMLS Office of Strategic Partnerships Libraries and museums are anchor institutions for communities all over the planet -- safe spaces where ideas are welcome and where learning is central. That makes them perfect collaborators with Film Forward, an initiative of the Sundance...Read more
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Renee Franklin Hill, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Syracuse University What happens when a program brings educators from all over New York State to learn strategies for providing information services to K-12 students with disabilities? A collaborative professional development experience like none...Read more
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
By Abby Swetz IMLS program specialist in the Office of Strategic Partnerships from March 2004 until September 2011. IMLS engages in partnerships to help build the capacity of libraries and museums to better serve their communities. One such partnership was The Big Read , a program of the National...Read more
Monday, November 21, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. But no project has yet succeeded in bringing these different interests together. The time...Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
By Gary Vikan Director, the Walters Art Museum gvmagpick.jpg Gary Vikan, Director of the Walters Art Museum My participation on the IMLS 21st Century Skills Task Force was at once intense and transformative. Intense, insofar as nearly two dozen museum and library professionals from around the...Read more
Thursday, November 10, 2011
By The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, IMLS The public library is the one place that offers all children, rich or poor, equal access to information. Libraries provide resources and experiences that support children’s literacy development, such as arts and crafts, songs, drama, and...Read more
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
By Tammie Kahn Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Houston In the summer of 2009, the board and staff managers at the Children’s Museum of Houston decided to use IMLS’s 21 st Century Skills report as a planning framework for our strategic plan. We had just completed our capital campaign and...Read more