Monthly Archives: March 2013

Everyone On! Libraries Play Essential Role in Connect2Compete Campaign

Susan H. Hildreth March 21, 2013 This is a day that I have been enthusiastically anticipating since meeting with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski more than a year ago. The Chairman and his team know that too many … Continue reading

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From Resumes to Robots

By Eleanor Greene Intern, IMLS For Willie Wright, Cumberland County Public Library in Fayetteville, N.C., is more than just a place to check out books. Located near Fort Bragg, a military base that up to 65,000 soldiers are affiliated with, the … Continue reading

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Community Scientists Wow Museum Visitors

By: Susan Douglas, Education Director Sheila Montgomery, Science Communication Fellowship Coordinator Powerhouse Science Center Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento, California, recently launched Meet A Scientist weekend, a new program that featured local scientists speaking with museum visitors about their work. … Continue reading

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Museums as Dinner Table: Dialogues on Immigration

By Sarah Pharaon Program Director for North America, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience I’m married to an immigrant. My two children have Arab names, will eat hummus and baba ghanoush, and—if my husband and I can do a better job … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Reflection on Developing a Model for Technology-Based Museum School Partnerships

By Monica Kwiatkowski Teacher, Cuba-Rushford Middle School The formula: Take a middle school social studies teacher from Cuba-Rushford Middle School, in an isolated, rural upstate New York district. Team the teacher up with an educational director from a museum a … Continue reading

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