Librarians as STEM educators

April 1st, 2014 - March 31st, 2017 | PROJECT

The Allegheny County Library Association will partner with ASSET, Inc. to provide professional development in principles of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and inquiry-based practices to youth service librarians representing 45 libraries. Participating librarians will learn strategies to incorporate these concepts into the design and implementation of programming in a library setting. In addition to hosting a series of workshops over the grant period, the project will develop an online community of practice and specific training for library directors and trustees on the importance of incorporating STEM principles into library programming. Upon completion of this training, participating librarians will be better equipped to design and implement engaging STEM programming that will help students to supplement in-school STEM learning, which research suggests may lead students to pursue STEM-related careers.

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Team Members

Kristin Rama, Principal Investigator, Allegheny County Library Association


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Award Number: RE-06-14-0021-14
Funding Amount: $73,955


Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Library Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs