Category Archives: 21st Century Skills

IMLS Celebrates Summer Learning Day

By Susan H. Hildreth IMLS Director Today is Summer Learning Day, and I’d like to salute the tremendous efforts of libraries and museums across the country that provide opportunities for children to continue to read and learn during the summer … Continue reading

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Archaeology and an Interdisciplinary Digital Age

By Maria E. Raviele Evaluation Officer, IMLS I recently attended the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Austin and primarily attended symposia related to digital content and methods, public archaeology, and education and outreach. Since joining IMLS I have been … Continue reading

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Interview: State Library of Louisiana

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

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Children Who Visit Museums Have Higher Achievement in Reading, Math, and Science

By Deanne W. Swan, Senior Statistician, IMLS Earlier this month I had the honor of representing IMLS in Philadelphia at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners gathered to share cutting-edge research that will … Continue reading

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