Author Archives: mheintz

Music to My Ears

By Michele Farrell Senior Library Program Office, IMLS On a recent site visit to the Florida Department of Libraries I met with Jody Norman, Director of the Florida Memory Program at the State Archives.  Her staff includes Katrina Harkness, Mark … Continue reading

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Setting an Agenda to Advance Learning in Libraries

By Tim Carrigan Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS In May, a group of thought leaders met at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri, for an IMLS Focus convening on the subject of learning in libraries.  The event … Continue reading

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Games & Learning Conference

By Lauren Hays Instructional and Research Librarian MidAmerica Nazarene University On Friday, July 31, the Center for Games & Learning at MidAmerica Nazarene University hosted a Games & Learning Conference.  It was a fantastic day!  You can read one attendee’s … Continue reading

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Bringing Together Public Libraries and STEM

By Sandra Toro Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS As an IMLS program officer, I know that STEM learning is happening in public libraries all across the country. I am excited to be joining fellow program officer, Timothy Owens, at the … Continue reading

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