Dec
06

The Biodversity Heritage Library honored for collaboration and community-building

The Biodversity Heritage Library honored for collaboration and community-building

The Biodiversity Heritage Library, which aims to provide free and open online access to all we know about the world’s lifeforms, has been recognized with the inaugural award from the Digital Library Federation. Continue reading The Biodversity Heritage Library honored for collaboration and community-building

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May
19

Going the Extra Mile Every Day: The 2016 Unsung Hero Awards

Going the  Extra Mile Every Day: The 2016 Unsung Hero Awards

We all hear about the superstars—the colleagues who make scientific breakthroughs or uncover brilliant young artists or unravel historic mysteries—but what about those colleagues who do exceptional work at indispensable jobs that never make the news? Meet this year’s Unsung Heroes, Smithsonian staff who, day in and day out, make the Smithsonian a great Institution. Continue reading Going the Extra Mile Every Day: The 2016 Unsung Hero Awards

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Dec
14

2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation

2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation

Earlier this month, Smithsonian staff gathered in the Castle Commons in Washington, D.C., to honor the recipients of this year’s Smithsonian Education Awards: the Tropical Research Institute’s Public Programs Director Sharon Ryan, and The Q?rius Team of The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, National Museum of Natural History. The Achievement Award, presented by Smithsonian… Continue reading 2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation

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