Monthly Archives: September 2011

Get Involved in Your Community’s Early Learning Efforts! Compete for the 2012 All-America City Award!

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Last spring, I attended the Washington DC launch of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Spearheaded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a broad coalition of public/private organizations, including the National Civic League, the National … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Director's Messages, Early Learning, Education Support | 2 Comments

Singing Sashimi and Making a Robot with Mom: My Visit to the Future at Maker Faire

By Marsha Semmel Director of Strategic Partnerships, IMLS As I joined the crowds to enter last weekend’s World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, one of my first memorable encounters was with The Sashimi … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Education Support, Environment and Energy, Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 3 Comments

The View from Los Angeles on Digitally Inclusive Communities

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I’ve just returned to Washington, D.C. from a great visit to the Los Angeles Public Library.  The library, together with the California State Library, hosted a meeting of community members and community leaders who got … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband, Director's Messages | 2 Comments

Exhibit Booth Visits—ALA 2011!

Kevin Cherry Program Officer, IMLS One of the pleasures of being a program officer at IMLS is meeting with grant recipients. It is especially enjoyable, I think, when those grant recipients are scholarship students. Back in June of this year … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program | 3 Comments