Category Archives: Partnerships

Museums, Libraries Play an Important Role in Early Learning

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Did you know that we have more than 140,000 museums and libraries in this country? Oftentimes museums and libraries are overlooked when it comes to our nation’s efforts to turn around early learning. The early … Continue reading

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The Important Role of Libraries in the Hours After School

This blog was originally published on the Afterschool Snack blog. By Jen Rinehart Afterschool Alliance In my 10 years with the Afterschool Alliance, there hadn’t really been any conferences that dealt specifically with how libraries are providing expanded learning opportunities for kids … Continue reading

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Director Hildreth Signs “Declaration of Learning”

IMLS Director Susan Hildreth joined the leaders of several other federal agencies and service organizations in the Ben Franklin Room of the U.S. State Department Wednesday to sign a “Declaration of Learning” statement in a ceremony with Secretary of State Hillary … Continue reading

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Ready for Back-to-School? Begin the Year as a Connected Educator!

Libraries and museums have long had a part to play in learning in the digital age. IMLS-supported institutions and organizations play a crucial role in the educational ecosystem within their communities and within a larger national context of formal and … Continue reading

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Public Libraries, American Job Centers, and Digital Literacy

Together America’s public libraries and American Job Centers are teaching digital skills that are essential for job searches and more. By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Earlier this week, I joined U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and … Continue reading

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