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National Museum and Library Services Board Explores Makers Movement

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I have just returned from Birmingham, Alabama where the National Museum and Library Services Board explored how the nation’s libraries and museums support learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In 2014, many IMLS … Continue reading

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Professor Wellbody Teaches Good Health to Pacific Science Center Visitors

Pacific Science Center’s permanent exhibit, Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health & Wellness, showcases how our daily personal choices can positively affect our health and well-being for years to come. Guests are immersed in 7,000 square feet of hands-on inventions, gadgets, … Continue reading

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Things are Going SWIM-ingly Out West

By Kevin Cherry, Former IMLS Senior Program Officer In 2009, the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program awarded a grant to the Montana State Library, partnering with state library agencies in South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and the University of … Continue reading

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National Leadership Grant Video: Rochester Institute of Technology Preserving Inkjet Prints

By Kevin O’Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Senior Research Scientist Daniel Burge explains IMLS-funded research that shows that inkjet prints are more susceptible than other prints to damage from airborne pollutants. Now his research is focused on finding the … Continue reading

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