03/16/2005: Museum Awards Go To...
Our very own Chicago Botanical Gardens got a 2004 National Awards for Museum and Library Service from the First Lady, Laura Bush on Monday. The award is for institutions that have demonstrated a "perpetual, long-term commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships. Each recipient has created educational initiatives to enlighten both everyday visitors and lifelong learners. Each has also shown a special ability to impact the lives of underserved children and adults and create a more enlightened and equitable society."
Institutions receiving the awards include:
-- Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Ill.
-- Flint Public Library, Flint, Mich.
-- Mayaguez Children's Library, Inc., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
-- The Regional Academic Health Center Medical Library of the University of Texas Health
-- Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
-- Western Folklife Center, Inc., Elko, Nev.
-- Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
"Recipients of the awards are chosen for their innovative approaches to public service, and for their success in improving communities and making a difference in peoples' lives. All types of museums, from anthropological to zoological, fine art to folk art, urban, suburban, rural, large and small are eligible for the award. Public and private nonprofit libraries are eligible to receive this award, and nominations of libraries of all sizes are encouraged."
Courtesy of US News Wire
Karen on 03.16.05 @ 05:22 AM CST