Category Archives: Economic/Community Development

“US Ignite” Highlights Library and Museum Potential for High-Speed Broadband Applications

Last week, the White House announced the new US Ignite Partnership ( which will create a national network of communities and campuses with ultra-fast, programmable broadband services, operating at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. This network will … Continue reading

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IMLS on YouTube: Chicago Botanic Garden Gives Students Valuable Job Skills

IMLS now has its own YouTube Channel! From time to time we will use this space to draw your attention to a  video on our channel that provides an example of what’s working in museums and libraries. First up is … Continue reading

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Vision for the Walters Art Museum – A 21st Century Skills Challenge

By Gary Vikan Director, the Walters Art Museum My participation on the IMLS 21st Century Skills Task Force was at once intense and transformative.  Intense, insofar as nearly two dozen museum and library professionals from around the nation – with … Continue reading

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