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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
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Cross-posted from the Let's Move! Blog . Update: View additional photos mrsobamanolasm.jpg First Lady Michelle Obama shares a group hug with children at Royal Castle Child Development Center during her visit as part of her Let's Move! initiative in New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2011. (Official White...Read more
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
By Therese Chung Project Manager/Cataloguer, San Diego History Center Museum staff and tribal members collaborate for understanding and sharing of the region’s Native American history and culture. sandiegohistory2.jpg Carolina Leto & son sitting under granary basket, San Ignacio, San Diego...Read more
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

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