Monthly Archives: June 2013

AAHC Forum: Wake Up and Smell the Possibilities

By Quantia Fletcher Assistant Director, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center In the museum world, whether you’re the tiniest of the tiny, or the size of a Walmart, at one point or another, you’ve likely made a wish for more staff to … Continue reading

Posted in African American History and Culture Forum Series, Collections Care/Preservation, Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, Workforce Development/Job Assistance | Comments Off

Mismatch Between Graduates’ Information Skills and Employers’ Needs

By Alison J. Head Founder and Director, Project Information Literacy Last year as part of an IMLS planning grant study awarded to Project Information Literacy (PIL), our research team at the University of Washington’s Information School discovered a pattern about how … Continue reading

Posted in National Leadership Grants, Workforce Development/Job Assistance | 1 Comment

We Could All Use a Level Up

Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of You can find the original post here. Matthew Winner is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United … Continue reading

Posted in Champions of Change, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 1 Comment

Museums, Libraries Play an Important Role in Early Learning

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Did you know that we have more than 140,000 museums and libraries in this country? Oftentimes museums and libraries are overlooked when it comes to our nation’s efforts to turn around early learning. The early … Continue reading

Posted in Afterschool/Out-of-School, Broadband, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Director's Messages, Early Learning, Education Support | 1 Comment

Summertime in the Garden

By Courtney Reid Youth Programs Instructor, Gardens on Spring Creek Fort Collins, Colo. The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, Colo. provides year-round opportunities for exploration and experiential investigation of gardening, healthy eating, fitness, and how that correlates to the … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Let's Move! Museums & Gardens | 1 Comment