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

Nominate an Afterschool Program for a Chance to Win $10,000

By Nikki Yamashiro Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance At the Afterschool Alliance we’ve seen the innovative and exciting ways libraries and museums across the country are providing kids with hands-on, experiential learning during the out-of-school hours. However, we know that there are … Continue reading

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Digital Inclusion: Whose Job Is It?

By Angela Siefer Digital Inclusion Program Manager at OCLC’s WebJunction Libraries are essential providers of digital literacy training and public access. As it continues to evolve in our increasingly digital society, the library’s role as a community anchor institution becomes more … Continue reading

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Saving Video Games at The Strong

Jon-Paul Dyson Director, International Center for the History of Electronic Games, The Strong Over the past half century, video games have transformed our society. Museums and libraries struggle with the challenges of ever-changing technology to preserve that cultural legacy. Consider an … Continue reading

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Engaging with Elephants: The Ultimate Undergrad Research Experience

By Maggie Blake Biology Student, Rhodes College In 2011, the Memphis Zoo received a grant from IMLS to fund changes to the African elephant enclosure. The zoo wished to change the flooring of the indoor elephant enclosure from concrete to a more resilient … Continue reading

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