Author Archives: mheintz

“Growing” Up at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was one of 10 winners of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities in … Continue reading

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Poets on Poets: Louis Lafair

Ed note: This is a cross-post from the AYAW Blog.  You can find the original blog post here.  Inaugural National Student Poet and Northeast Representative, Claire Lee, returns to the AYAW blog to interview the 2013 Class of National Student Poets for her “Poets … Continue reading

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Interview: West Virginia Library Commission

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

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