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Wednesday, July 18 • 10:00am - 11:30am
SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills - Preparing Now for the Future

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Gaining and leveraging skills to deal with 21st-century challenges is key to success. Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will speak about the Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills Initiative begun in 2009. This initiative underscores the critical role our nation's museums and libraries play in helping citizens build such skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness. The second part of the program will include Wendy Wasman, librarian at the Cleveland Natural History Museum, and Betsy Lanz, library director at the Cleveland Museum of Art. They will speak about The Circle Undergraduate Internship Program, a joint project of several institutions that provides undergraduate students a chance to explore career opportunities as a librarian, archivist or information professional in libraries, museums and archives.

MODERATING:
Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

SPEAKING:
Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services; Betsy Lantz, Cleveland Museum of Art; Wendy Wasman, Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Greg Byerly, Kent SLIS/TIP Associates

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS:
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/MuseumsLibraries21stCenturySkillsWasmanByerly.pdf


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Convention Center, Room E450B

Attendees (122)