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Friday, October 28, 2011
By Suzanne Flint, California State Library Recognizing that many current adult and senior library services do not reflect the character or interests of today’s “boomer” generation, the IMLS Western Regional Fellowship: Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50) helps to effectively position public...Read more
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
By Alison Freese Senior Program Officer, Native American/Native Hawaiian Library Services, IMLS Have you ever attended a keynote address where the speaker presents an idea and then says: “Now pair off with someone sitting near you and kūkākūkā about that for three minutes?” Excuse me? That was the...Read more
Friday, October 21, 2011
By Steve Bromage Assistant Director, Maine Historical Society bromage.jpg The Maine Historical Society has supported multiple projects through IMLS National Leadership and Museums for America grants including a statewide "Community History Outreach Program," campaign to build public access to...Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2011
By Natasha Marstiller Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS Last month former NFL Linebacker and children’s book author Chris Draft visited IMLS at the National Book Festival Pavilion of the States. Chris Draft has participated in Let’s Read/Let’s Move events and through his foundation supports a variety...Read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Mamie Bittner Director of Communications and Government Affairs, IMLS Today in Salzburg, IMLS, together with leaders from around the world, will take part in the Salzburg Global Seminar to explore Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture. This is an exciting opportunity to engage...Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS octdirmessage3sm.jpg If all goes according to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s plan, libraries are going to have a lot of help closing “America’s digital skills gap.” On October 12, I participated in the unveiling of Connect to Compete , a public-private...Read more
Thursday, October 13, 2011
By Michele Farrell Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS I love poster sessions. I can see what new ideas are being tried and have a quick word with the researcher. Time is so tight at conferences and waiting to speak to a presenter after a two hour panel session isn’t always feasible. For...Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
By Connie Bodner Senior Program Officer, IMLS ctocreport.jpg Read the IMLS publication, Connecting to Collections: A Report to the Nation, to learn more about the initiative. Several IMLS staff traveled to Richmond, VA on September 14-17 to attend the American Association for State and Local...Read more
Thursday, October 6, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg A few months ago I had the opportunity to visit the public computer center at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD for the unveiling of www.DigitalLiteracy.gov . I am delighted that IMLS is a partner for this initiative and we are committed to...Read more
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
By Mary Chute Deputy Director for Libraries, IMLS Recently, the rain clouds cleared on the National Mall and the 2011 National Book Festival delighted and inspired readers and book lovers of all ages. This year’s two day event held September 24-25 was the 11 th book festival and the largest yet...Read more

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