Author Archives: mheintz

Museums and Libraries: Be a Part of our Brain Building Journey

By Ellen Galinsky President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute We are starting an exciting new endeavor, and want you to join us! In our studies at Families and Work Institute (FWI), we often ask people to come up … Continue reading

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Interview: Colorado 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

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Accessibility, Afterschool/Out-of-School, Early Learning, Education Support, Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | Leave a comment

Libraries and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

This article is cross-posted on the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education blog hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor blog.  Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor Johan … Continue reading

Posted in Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), Lifelong learning/ Intergenerational, Workforce Development/Job Assistance | 2 Comments

StoryCorps Interview: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

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

Posted in Collections Care/Preservation, Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Education Support, National Medal for Museum and Library Service, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 2 Comments