Monthly Archives: October 2011

Connect to Compete: FCC Launches Digital Literacy Coalition

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS If all goes according to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s plan, libraries are going to have a lot of help closing “America’s digital skills gap.” On October 12, I participated in the unveiling of Connect to … Continue reading

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It’s Not Speed Dating, but Poster Sessions Do Have Many Benefits

By Michele Farrell Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS I love poster sessions.  I can see what new ideas are being tried and have a quick word with the researcher.  Time is so tight at conferences and waiting to speak to … Continue reading

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R&D: Rip Off and Duplicate!

By Connie Bodner Senior Program Officer, IMLS Several IMLS staff traveled to Richmond, VA on September 14-17 to attend the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) annual meeting. Each fall, devoted and passionate members of this group, representing … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy Opportunities for All

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS A few months ago I had the opportunity to visit the public computer center at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD for the unveiling of www.DigitalLiteracy.gov.  I am delighted that IMLS is a partner for … Continue reading

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