First Lady to Present National Medal to
Outstanding Museums, Libraries May 8, 2013
White House Ceremony Celebrates Exceptional Contributions to Communities
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
In a White House Ceremony on May 8, First Lady Michelle Obama will join Director Susan Hildreth and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to present the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Ten institutions from across the country will be honored. In addition to the museum and library leaders, a member from each recognized community will participate in the ceremony to highlight how the museum or library has affected their lives.
2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Boston Children's Museum, Boston, Mass.
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
Delta Blues Museum,
Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, Calif.
Marshalltown Public Library, Marshalltown, Iowa
Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
County Library System, Tacoma, Wash.
Public Library of Cincinnati
and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio
Rancho Cucamonga Public
Library, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Waukegan Public Library,
Director Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum
and Library Services
Medal Winner Institution Directors
& Community Members
National Museum and Library Services
||Wednesday, May 8, 1:30 p.m.
||The White House, East Room
||Any reporter interested
in covering this event must contact Sara Neumann at (202)
414-0788 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May
6 at 1 p.m. EDT to initiate the credentialing process.
||To coordinate advance or on-site interviews with IMLS Director Susan Hildreth or 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients and community members, please contact Sara Neumann at (202) 414-0788 or email@example.com.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary
source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries
and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and
museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural
and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development,
and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services
that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.
To learn more, visit www.imls.gov
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