Author Archives: mheintz

NTIA Brings Broadband Opportunities to Alaska

Ed note: This is a cross post of the NTIA Blog. Click here to see the original post. By Anne Neville Director, State Broadband Initiative Last week, I traveled to Anchorage for the annual economic summit hosted by the┬áSouthwest Alaska … Continue reading

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Representative Rush Holt (NJ) Teleconference Addresses Health Resources Demand at Libraries

By Gladstone Payton Congressional Affairs Officer, IMLS Libraries play an important role in connecting people to information about their health; in fact more than 28 million people used a library computer for health information in one year. Library staff across … Continue reading

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How to Boost Your Creativity

By Michele Farrell and Timothy Owens Senior Library Program Officers, IMLS We recently had the good fortune to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workshop for librarians at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. Sponsored by … Continue reading

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Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning

By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a panel at the New America Foundation that focused on reports from libraries and schools across the country that they do not have necessary broadband … Continue reading

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