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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
Monday, September 26, 2011
By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS biohildreth.jpg Last spring, I attended the Washington DC launch of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading . Spearheaded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a broad coalition of public/private organizations, including the National Civic League, the National League of...Read more
Friday, September 23, 2011
By Marsha Semmel Director of Strategic Partnerships, IMLS As I joined the crowds to enter last weekend's World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, one of my first memorable encounters was with The Sashimi Tabernacle Choir, an old Volvo adorned with more than 250 computer-...Read more
Thursday, September 15, 2011
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I’ve just returned to Washington, D.C. from a great visit to the Los Angeles Public Library. The library, together with the California State Library, hosted a meeting of community members and community leaders who got together to critique the latest...Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
By Bridget Butler Voices for Lake Project Manager, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center echolake.jpg With bytes and bites of information continually bombarding us through media outlets like television and radio or the seemingly innocuous places like our local library or science...Read more
Friday, September 9, 2011
Kevin Cherry Program Officer, IMLS One of the pleasures of being a program officer at IMLS is meeting with grant recipients. It is especially enjoyable, I think, when those grant recipients are scholarship students. Back in June of this year (when our new UpNext Blog was but a gleam in our eye and...Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2011
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Welcome to UpNext! I am really excited about our new blog. When I was thinking about what to write for this very first post, I knew there were so many things that I could say about the benefits of having an IMLS blog. What stands out the most is that...Read more

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