Monthly Archives: July 2013

Diversity-Centered Programming Enhances Cultural Understanding

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

Posted in Champions of Change, Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Education Support, Global Awareness | Comments Off

Embracing Creativity

By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nanette Maciejunes thinks that creativity is a critical 21st century skill that we all should have. She also believes that we can discover our passions in life … Continue reading

Posted in Afterschool/Out-of-School, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), National Medal for Museum and Library Service | 2 Comments

Enchanted Garden Explorer Packs

By Ann Hackeling Enchanted Garden Coordinator and Instructor, Howard County Library Miller Branch You might notice children huddled around the Peter Rabbit Patch at Howard County Library’s (HCLS) Enchanted Garden. Those children are exploring the garden and learning about Peter Rabbit’s favorite … Continue reading

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

Rev Your Engines

Sparks! Ignition Grants Gear Up to Explore Innovations in Library and Museum Service By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS Need some inspiration? Take a look at the Sparks! Ignition Grants we announced this week. These grants are an opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Director's Messages, Sparks! Ignition Grants | 1 Comment

AAHC Forum: The Growing Impact of Haitian Art and Culture

Introduction: The Haitian Heritage Museum is implementing phase two of its strategic plan, which focuses on expanding arts education programs in local schools, partnering with colleges and universities to host new exhibitions, and enhancing overall capacity for collections and program management. … Continue reading

Posted in African American History and Culture Forum Series, Collections Care/Preservation, Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, Workforce Development/Job Assistance | 3 Comments