The STEM Education Movement in Public Libraries

October 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

This paper examines the changing roles of public libraries in their communities especially the impact that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs are having on how libraries perceive their evolving mission. Survey results will be presented that show an overwhelming interest by librarians and their libraries in hosting STEM exhibitions and programs. Several successful STEM library programs will illustrate the diversity of approaches that have been implemented including the NSF-funded STAR Library Education Network project (STAR_NET).


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Team Members

Paul Dusenbery, Author, Space Science Institute


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1010844

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STAR Library Education Network: A Hands-on Learning Program for Libraries and Their Communities


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Library Programs | Public Programs