Author Archives: mheintz

Brand New Books Will Serve Kids in Need

By Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO, First Book Libraries and museums have always been important centers of our communities, but their role is even more critical  today.   As we saw in Ferguson, and as we see in inner cities, rural … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up a Year of State Library Interviews

By Teri DeVoe Program Officer, IMLS Over the past year, the UpNext Blog has featured dozens of interviews with state librarians on priorities for their IMLS Grants to States funds. These annual population-based grants reflect the broad legislative purposes of … Continue reading

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StoryCorps Interview: Mystic Aquarium

Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Beginning with the 2009 awardees, personal … Continue reading

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Interview: Arkansas State Library

IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for LSTA Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012), and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. … Continue reading

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