Bringing STEM Learning to Public Libraries: Collaboration and Resources for Librarians

Course Objectives:

Many libraries want to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into their programming to attract new audiences and help stimulate children’s interest in science. You will learn about the STAR Library Education Network (STARNet) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute. STARNet Librarians and others who are successfully programming STEM will also share their strategies for connecting with community resources. STARNet is forming a Community of Practice (CoP) for librarians and scientists who want to create innovative STEM programs. Details about the STARNet CoP and how to join it will also be shared.