Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum

By Lindsey Barnes Senior Archivist/Digital Projects Manager, National WWII Museum Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to educate their visitors. At the National WWII Museum, we use … Continue reading

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IMLS and Partners Present Financial Education and Citizenship Webinars

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I’m excited to tell you about two new federal partnerships that will enhance the work of public libraries as providers of e-government services. Our partnerships with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and with the … Continue reading

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National Museum and Library Services Board Explores Makers Movement

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I have just returned from Birmingham, Alabama where the National Museum and Library Services Board explored how the nation’s libraries and museums support learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In 2014, many IMLS … Continue reading

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The Dividends of Digitization Investments—A Reflection

By Judy Ruttenberg Program Director, Association of Research Libraries Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research and consulting group, released Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections. The report was funded by … Continue reading

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