Author Archives: mheintz

Museums as Social Agents: Storytelling Aids Emotional Healing

By Heidi McKinnon Director of Exhibits and Community Programming, Sandy Spring Museum How does a museum respond to contemporary issues within its community? While there are many answers to this question, one unexpected response might be bookbinding. With the current … Continue reading

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Adult New Computer Users: A Glimpse into the Learner Path

By Gloria Jacobs, Jill Castek, Andrew Pizzolato, Elizabeth Withers, and Kimberly Pendell Literacy, Language & Technology Research Group Portland State University Over the past three years, with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Literacy, Language, … Continue reading

Posted in Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), Lifelong learning/ Intergenerational, National Leadership Grants | 1 Comment

The STEM Challenge Is on the Road!

By Barrie Adleberg Manager, STEAM Learning Programs E-Line Media In the culmination of Computer Science Education Week, the Free Library of Philadelphia Maker Jawn program hosted this year’s National STEM Video Game Challenge kick-off game design workshop as the Hour … Continue reading

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StoryCorps Interview: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

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. IMLS signed a cooperative agreement with … Continue reading

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