Category Archives: Director’s Messages

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Best Buy Announce Connect 2 Compete Partnership

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I was pleased yesterday to join FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Southwest Family Enhancement Center in Washington, D.C., to welcome HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Best Buy’s Scott Durchslag to the Connect2Compete initiative. Connect2Compete, … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Trends in U.S. Library Service

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS The FY 2010 report on Public Libraries in the United States  shows the vitality of public library service in America. Public libraries are anchors in their communities, serving a broad constituency with both traditional services … Continue reading

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Libraries and Museums Bring Communities Together to Celebrate Two Historic American Traditions

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS This year two important American traditions will be observed on the same day. On January 21, 2013, we will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the 57th presidential inauguration as President Barack Obama is … Continue reading

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Makers on the Move in Libraries and Museums

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Maker spaces are part of a growing movement of hands-on, mentor-led environments that encourage entrepreneurship and unleash the inner inventor in all of us, particularly children. And I am happy to report that there is … Continue reading

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