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Cases Archives

Case designations (small, medium, large) refer to the size of the lead institution in the project. The bulleted links under selected cases provide extra information, such as evaluation studies and grant proposals and reports.

Click on a case title below to download and view the PDF case document. Click on a bulleted item to download and view the additional information.

MUSEUM CASES       LIBRARY CASES

(small) Integrated Pest Management Training Program: An historic site in upstate New York provides training for other small local history institutions.

(small) Denver Firefighters Museum Safety Kiosk: An interactive computer kiosk is created to increase knowledge of fire prevention among elementary school children.

(small) MoNA Link: The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) works with educators to integrate art into local elementary school curricula. 

(med) STEM Youth Volunteers: The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, NM is engaging students in learning and teaching about science, technology, engineering, and math.

(med) Illinois State Museum Changes: Website and onsite activities increase K-12 learning about environmental change in Illinois and the world.

(med) Oregon Zoo’s ZAP & UNO Expansion: The (Portland) Oregon Zoo develops outreach programs engaging under-served youths.

(med) Peabody Museum Biodiversity Learning: Teachers of grades 4-8 in low-performing school districts learn inquiry-based science teaching to excite and teach their students.

(med) Reading Bias/Writing Tolerance: The Missouri Historical Society and the Anti-Defamation League use artifacts with school children to teach analytic skills.

(med) Walker Museum’s Art on Call: Visitors use their cellphones to access information about objects and activities before, during and after museum hours. Examine Increased service press release.

(large) Western Soundscape Archives collects individual sounds and whole soundscapes in the western United States for use by scientists, teachers, and hobbyists.

(large) Central Park Zoo Poetry: Poetry teaches the Language of Conservation to zoo visitors. Examine their evaluation report.

(large) Map Tools for Adventure: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis collaborates with content experts to promote geographic education for learners of all ages. Examine the Press Release on announcement of grant.

(small) Second Season: Dayton Public Library provides training and counseling for community members seeking new career directions.

(small) Poetry Express: Pinion Creek Middle School’s library hosts a monthly poetry slam to encourage students to voice their creativity.

(small) Riverton Memoirs: The River County (Kentucky) library organizes a facilitated writing program for adults resulting in a published anthology.

(small) We Read! Summer Program: The Springfield Library establishes a summer reading program to develop a habit of reading among elementary school children.

(med) Brooklyn! Build My Business: Teen Entrepreneurial Competition: Brooklyn Public Library inspires and educates local teens to develop their own business plans.

(med) Bridging the Gap for Hispanic Newcomers: A Georgia regional library creates a library/arts center alliance to meet the needs of recent Hispanic immigrants. Examine the blog describing operations.

(med) Native American Preservation Internship: Corinth University Library’s Preservation Department teaches librarians from Native American college libraries to preserve collections.

(med) Whitney Library Information Commons: To improve learning in collaborative projects, an academic Library establishes an Information Commons pilot program.

(large) Idaho Public Libraries: Building Community: The Idaho Commission for Libraries is building online community and skills among the state’s librarians.

(large) Recruiting New Nebraska Librarians : is a program of the Nebraska Library Commission to promote library careers among high school and college students and current library workers.

(large) Central Florida Memory: The University of Central Florida libraries lead a consortium to provide online access to texts and graphics on regional cultural heritage.<large icon>

(large) Teaching Colorado’s Heritage with Digital Sources: The Colorado Digitization Project creates training for teachers using digitized primary sources. (one of many ongoing CDP projects). Examine the following documents:

(large) West Dakota Library Rx: The West Dakota State Library provides reliable online health information and training for librarians statewide to empower residents to make informed health choices.

 

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