N.C. State University Libraries will be among 10 libraries and museums around the country that will be honored at the White House on Wednesday.
Michelle Obama and the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, will present the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to the 10 institutions.
The medal is the U.S. government’s highest award given to museums and libraries for service to the community. Other winners this year include the Brooklyn Public Library, the Chicago History Museum and the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C.
Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of NCSU Libraries, will accept the medal. N.C. State film studies professor Marsha Gordon will travel with Nutter to talk about how she uses the library in her teaching.
In addition to the medal, NCSU Libraries ibraries will receive $5,000 and a visit from StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization that will record stories from the NCSU community and preserve them at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.