On December 19 we released Exhibiting Public Value: Government Funding for Museums in the United States, the first-ever comprehensive examination of the ways in which government at all levels supports the museum sector. Since I was appointed Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2006, I have been encouraged to see the museum community’s energetic efforts to examine what public funding strategies could most effectively increase the capacity of museums to serve society. Read more
International Strategic Partnership Initiative
We live in a global society and American libraries and museums
have so much to share with, and learn from, people engaged
in library and museum work throughout the world. Read
more about our international strategic partnership initiative.
Soldiers’ Children Throng to Literacy Programs of Project ExCELLS
The nomadic lifestyle of military families can take a toll on children’s education. To boost the school performance of 1,499 elementary school students at Fort Belvoir Military Post in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, three libraries in Fairfax County launched Project ExCELLS (Excellence Coalition for Education, Literacy and Library Services). Working together, the library staff has instituted myriad library and literacy programs for both the students and their parents. Read more.
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