Implementing Effective STEM Programming in Public Libraries: Eight Recommendations

December 1st, 2016 | RESEARCH

Public libraries are becoming an important place for informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for K-12 students and their families, as well as for adult education activities that support STEM workforce development. This report provides public librarians, administrators and collaborating organizations a brief background on the role that libraries can play in fostering a healthy STEM education ecosystem, as well as promising practices for implementing effective STEM programs in public libraries.


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Team Members

Annette Shtivelband, Author, Datum Advisors
Lauren Riendeau, Author, Datum Advisors
Amanda Wallander-Roberts, Author, Datum Advisors
Robert Jakubowski, Author, Datum Advisors


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1421427

Related URLs

Full Text
Broad Implementation: Phase 2 of the STAR Library Education Network


Audience: Administration | Leadership | Policymakers | Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Library Programs | Public Programs