Category Archives: Afterschool/Out-of-School

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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Taking Big Steps at the Museum

By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was one of 10 winners of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities … Continue reading

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Interview: South Dakota 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

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“Growing” Up at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was one of 10 winners of the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums that are serving their communities in … Continue reading

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