IMLS Announces the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Recipients
From an IMLS News Release:
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Recipients must demonstrate innovative approaches to public service and community outreach.
The award was created to celebrate the vital role museums and libraries play in American society and is awarded to institutions that have developed innovative ways to serve their communities. Recipients of the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:
- Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
- Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
- Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH
- EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia, SC
- Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
- Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Collegeville, MN
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
- Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI
- San José Public Library, San José, CA
- Weippe Public Library & Discovery Center, Weippe, ID
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.