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The National Medal for Museum and Library Services is the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities in exceptional ways. Museum of Contemporary Art director Bonnie Clearwater and community member Kassandra Timothe traveled to Washington from North Miami,...Read more
The National Medal for Museum and Library Services is the nation's highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities in exceptional ways. Naturita Public Library director Paul Paladino and community member Jaimy Fulbright traveled to Washington from Naturita, CO to receive...Read more
The National Medal for Museum and Library Services is the nation's highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities in exceptional ways. Park View Library Media Center Specialists Jennifer Fisher and Candace Main Rush and community member Pablo Rivera traveled to...Read more
The National Medal for Museum and Library Services is the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities in exceptional ways. Shaler North Hills Library director Sharon McRae and community member Janet Miller traveled to Washington from Glenshaw, Pennsylvania to...Read more
Honoring the 2012 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Produced for IMLS by HISTORY.Read more
On November 14, 2012, IMLS Director Susan Hildreth presented the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to five libraries and five museums at a ceremony in the Indian Treaty Room of the White House. The guest of honor was Cecilia Munoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council...Read more
On December 5, 2011, IMLS Director Susan Hildreth presented the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to five libraries and five museums at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Journalist and author Cokie Roberts gave the keynote address at the ceremony. The National Medal is the highest honor...Read more
San José Public Library director Jane Light sits down with community member Vikram K. Kanth to discuss how he has been a has been a strong and effective advocate for the library.Read more
Columbus Metropolitan Library CFO Dewitt Harrell sits down with Khamall Howard to discuss how his participation in a summer youth program lead to his current job at the Main Library in downtown Columbus.Read more
Terri Summerfield, director of the Weippe Public Library & Discovery Center in Weippe, ID, sits down with community member Gradi Thomson to discuss how the library has become her family's home away from home.Read more
Frank Robinson, director of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA, sits down with volunteer Chris Corsello and his aide, Lisa Watts, to discuss the meaningful contribution he has made to the garden.Read more
Father Columba Stewart, director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, MN, sits down with Dr. Getachew Haile to discuss how he became the library's Cataloguer of Oriental Manuscripts and Curator of the Ethiopian Study Center after fleeing his native Ethiopia.Read more
John L. Vanco, director of the Erie Art Museum, sits down with Victoria Angelo, community member and a refugee from Southern Sudan, to discuss how the museum's Old Songs New Opportunities Project has helped her find employment and opportunities to teach and perform traditional Acholi song and dance.Read more
Shaney T. Livingston, director of the Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, FL, sits down with community member Lenor Krome to discuss how Lenor and her family have taken full advantage of this small rural library.Read more
Catherine Wilson Horne, director of the EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC, sits down with community member Noah Charles Aitchison Adams and his mother Mary Aitchison to discuss the impact that the museum has had on Noah's life.Read more

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