Monthly Archives: May 2012

National Medal Video: Columbus Metropolitan Library

By Kevin O’Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer Columbus Metropolitan Library was one of ten winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. In this video interview,  CFO Dewitt Harrell talks about the library’s job programs and … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Recognizes Libraries’ Role in Early Learning

By Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director At an April 24 briefing at D.C’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, I joined Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Director of the Office of Head Start, in announcing that … Continue reading

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National Medal Video: Edventure Children’s Museum

By Kevin O’Connell, IMLS Senior Public Affairs Officer Edventure Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, was one of five winners of the 2011 National Medal for Museum Service. In this video interview, Catherine Wilson Horne, the museum’s director; frequent visitor … Continue reading

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Spring Things

By Connie Bodner, IMLS Senior Program Officer Ahh, spring! Most of us like it—except for the blinding, airway-obstructing tree pollen, of course. Poets write wonderfully evocative descriptions of it. Gardeners try to coax life from seeds even when they know … Continue reading

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