Monday, May 18, 2015

Some photos from the @us_imls #NationalMedal awards ceremony at the White House earlier today with @FLOTUS and @IMLSDirector

IMG_20150518_113128350I had the honor of being invited to the IMLS National Medal awards earlier today. It was a very well done event with Acting IMLS Director Maura Marx and First Lady Michelle Obama.

We had the opportunity to visit the Vermeil Room, the Library, the China Room as well as the Red, Green, and Blue rooms as well as being treated to music from a Marine Band. The medal ceremony was in the East Room and we had a nice reception in the State Dining Room. (more photos here).

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Heading to the reception, the First Lady said that "we were free to take the napkins, but please leave the forks."

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More info from the official press release.

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Washington, DC – This morning, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Acting Director Maura Marx to present the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Ten institutions from across the country attended the White House Ceremony to be recognized for outstanding service to their communities.
The 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients are:

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