Monthly Archives: February 2014

Anchoring Communities at WebWise 2014

By Robert Horton Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, IMLS IMLS’s annual WebWise conference returned to Baltimore in 2014, hosting plenary speakers, workshops, and an unconference from February 10-12. The theme was “Anchoring Communities,” and the goal was to provide … Continue reading

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A Year of Action

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS In his fifth State of the Union Address on January 28, President Obama called on the nation to make 2014 a year of action. He said, “I believe this can be a breakthrough year for … Continue reading

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Tackling the Climate Change Conversation: Community of Practice Starts with IMLS Grant

By John C. Anderson Director of Education, New England Aquarium Museums and libraries work to shape the world to be better – better informed, healthier, more vibrant, more just or more sustainable. In 2008, IMLS funded the “Ocean Change Education Aquarium … Continue reading

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Amplifying Kids Voices at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on To view the original post, click here. Posted by Hannah E. Hardy, Director of Programming and Operations, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens One year after First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! initiative, … Continue reading

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Promising Developments in Accessible Publishing

By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS  At IMLS, we are extremely encouraged by recent efforts in the public and private sectors to make published materials accessible to individuals who are blind or otherwise print-disabled. At last week’s mid-winter meeting of … Continue reading

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