Monthly Archives: August 2013

Engaging with Elephants: The Ultimate Undergrad Research Experience

By Maggie Blake Biology Student, Rhodes College In 2011, the Memphis Zoo received a grant from IMLS to fund changes to the African elephant enclosure. The zoo wished to change the flooring of the indoor elephant enclosure from concrete to a more resilient … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation Project Support, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 1 Comment

Passion to Learn

Ed Note: This is a cross post from the blog of You can find the original post here. Leslie Bushara 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 Afterschool/Out-of-School, Champions of Change, Early Learning, Health, Let's Move! Museums & Gardens | Comments Off

Creating a Community Where Knowledge Grows

By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS The Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, Wash. focuses on the needs of its community. Through focus groups and opinion surveys, the library system implements programs that the community deems important. This is … Continue reading

Posted in Early Learning, National Medal for Museum and Library Service, Workforce Development/Job Assistance | 2 Comments

Kindergarteners’ Visitation to Libraries and Museums

By Deanne W. Swan, PhD Senior Statistician, IMLS As an analyst, I don’t often get to go into the field to see first-hand the wonderful work that our nation’s libraries and museums are doing. With summer winding down, I see excited … Continue reading

Posted in Afterschool/Out-of-School, Early Learning, Research | 2 Comments