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Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 1, 2012 in learning opportunities, reports |

The Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS have teamed up to produce a really interesting-looking report about “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture.” Go, download, and read it.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Joins IMLS to Launch “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 26, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

I’m going to post a recent press release I received from AASLH, and then pose a few questions at the end of it. It’s a really interesting initiative that deserves some good thought. First Lady Michelle Obama Joins IMLS to Launch Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens For more information, visit: Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens [...]

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Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The IMLS is running a series of free webinars about caring for collections. Per their description: Using the content of the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, Forums, and Workshops, these highly interactive webinars will connect you with experts and colleagues to discuss issues of common concern.  The series has a dual focus:  four webinars will help [...]

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Shaping Outcomes: Making a Difference in Libraries and Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 15, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

I know, I’m all about the free online learning lately, but – there are so many quality resources out there to help museum professionals that I can’t restrain myself. Shaping Outcomes, in their own words: Provides an online curriculum in outcomes-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) Is designed for library and museum professionals as well as [...]

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IMLS Re-Authorized

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 1, 2010 in museums in the news |

Some excellent breaking news from the American Association of Museums: the Institute of Museum and Library Services has been re-authorized by the Senate’s HELP Committee. The IMLS is a federal grant-funding organization that provides support for museums and libraries. Their authorization (ie permission to exist) has been on the docket for many months now, and [...]

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