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Preserving Our Present: Sacramento Teens Share Their Stories

Cross-posted from an article by Chris Shannon on It is no secret Sacramento’s north area has many stories to tell and local historians are taking note. The surprise is the age of the chroniclers. Thanks to a partnership with … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Afterschool/Out-of-School, Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies | 1 Comment

Museum Program Changes

By Claudia French Deputy Director for Museums, IMLS This year, we at the IMLS Office of Museum Services took a fresh look at our grant guidelines and categories with an eye toward making the grant application process easier and more … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Museum Professionals, Conservation Project Support, Museums for America, National Leadership Grants | 6 Comments

The Wing: At Home in an Era of Global Participatory Culture

By Beth Takekawa, Executive Director The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Hot off the presses is the IMLS publication “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture!” Scrolling through the pages produced a flood of … Continue reading

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“US Ignite” Highlights Library and Museum Potential for High-Speed Broadband Applications

Last week, the White House announced the new US Ignite Partnership ( which will create a national network of communities and campuses with ultra-fast, programmable broadband services, operating at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. This network will … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband, Economic/Community Development, Information Infrastructure/Systems/Workflows, Workforce Development/Job Assistance | 1 Comment

See you in Anaheim

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Librarians from across the country will be gathering this week in Anaheim, California, for the annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA). The library community faces big questions about how to keep their services … Continue reading

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