Pacific Science Center Wins 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Posted on November 8th, 2012 by Laura Fonda

The Pacific Science Center is a local treasure, and now it’s been recognized nationally – the Institute of Museum and Library Services has named the Pacific Science Center as a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

According to the Institute, the National Medal is “the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.”

Medal winners are selected from nationwide nominees that demonstrate “innovative approaches to public service, exceeding the expected levels of community outreach”. The winners this year include a range of libraries, two museums, a park conservancy, and our own Pacific Science Center. The National Medal will be presented in Washington, D.C. next Wednesday, November 14.

According to Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services:

“This year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service recipients demonstrate the many ways libraries and museums build strong communities and provide opportunities for individual success.”

Congratulations to the Pacific Science Center!

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