Monthly Archives: February 2012

WebWise: Taking Us Where No One has Gone Before

By Charles Thomas IMLS Senior Program Officer The 2012 WebWise Conference  is a few days away and I have a special reason to be excited! I am a Trekkie, and this year’s opening keynote presenter is LeVar Burton — a.k.a. … Continue reading

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NMAAHC Groundbreaking Brings to Mind the Work of Other African American Museums

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Yesterday I attended the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It was a momentous occasion and a wonderful ceremony. President Obama told the assembled crowd, “I want … Continue reading

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Throwback Video Draws Archivists to Gulf Coast Workshop

By Professor Elizabeth H. Dow School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University In 2008 we created the Archival Training Collaborative to provide high-quality, inexpensive, and locally accessible archival workshops for staff and volunteers in Alabama, Mississippi, and … Continue reading

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The President’s Budget Request for IMLS

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS This week the President released his FY 2013 budget request to Congress. The request for IMLS demonstrates a vote of support for libraries and museums as essential to the educational ecosystem of the U.S. With … Continue reading

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You just never know who’s going to drop by the IMLS booth in the exhibit hall!

By Kevin Cherry IMLS Senior Program Officer At ALA Midwinter in Dallas, IMLS Director Susan Hildreth got the opportunity to meet with University of Alabama and Wayne State University scholarship recipients from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program-funded Project … Continue reading

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