Category Archives: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

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

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

Improving Education for All Students with 3D Printing

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on Benetech’s Blog. To view the original post, click here. By Anh Bui Director of Product Strategy, Global Literacy Program Director, DIAGRAM Center We are delighted to share that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has … Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Strategy to Strengthen STEM Learning Must Include Libraries and Museums

By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS Quality STEM education is important for the nation as a whole and for individual citizens. A robust and capable STEM workforce is crucial to United States competiveness. Research links STEM educa­tion to the future … Continue reading

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