Author Archives: mheintz

Maker Movement Takes Over Pittsburgh

By Peter Wardrip, Learning Scientist and Lisa Brahms, Director of Learning and Research Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh On January 27th and 28th, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and IMLS co-hosted a convening of library and museum professionals from across the … Continue reading

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StoryCorps Interview: Chicago Public Library

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 … Continue reading

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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

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