Monthly Archives: April 2012

IMLS Programs Help Families Dealing with Autism

By Michele Farrell, IMLS Senior Program Officer Did you know that boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls?  It’s National Autism Awareness Month and here are some ways libraries and museums are using federal funds from … Continue reading

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Lively Debate Affirms the Importance of Libraries

By Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director On April 18th I participated in an Oxford-style debate that was part of Harvard Library’s Strategic Conversations series.  The question “are libraries obsolete” was supported by  James Tracy, headmaster of Cushing Academy, and David Lankes, … Continue reading

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IMLS on YouTube: WebWise Demonstrations

By Kevin O’Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer One of the highlights of our WebWise conference each year is the time set aside for museum professionals, librarians, and archivists to show their peers the web-related projects they’ve been working on. … Continue reading

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Museums and Libraries Can Promote 21st Century Skills

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Since our Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills initiative was launched in 2009 we have been inspired by the stories of many libraries and museums that are taking action to become 21st century institutions. They … Continue reading

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LB21 Scholar Now Has Her “Dream Job”

By Martha Parker, MLIS Editor’s note: In celebration of National Library Workers Day and National Library Week, we post this update from Martha Parker, a graduate of the Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program at the University of North … Continue reading

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