Envisioning Excellence in STEM Library Education (Science, Technology and Engineering)

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Florida Library Association Conference 2014 presentation by Orange County Library System staff, Ormilla Vengersammy, Vera Gubnitskaia, Natalie Houston, and Ann Collins.

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Envisioning Excellence in STEM Library Education (Science, Technology and Engineering)

  1. 1. WHY STEM IN LIBRARIES? •Create excitement •Increase motivation for learning •Make a connection with schools •Bring more users •Variety of programming •Partner with community •Increase library’s place as an indispensable part of a learning community
  2. 2. STEM PLANNING •Range and Scope •Teaching, Information Literacy and Educational Support •Collection Development •Research and Publishing •Outreach •Partnerships •Funding
  3. 3. RANGE AND SCOPE •Target audience •Subjects •Scale Programs and classes
  4. 4. LEGO CONTEST
  5. 5. FAB LAB CLASSES
  6. 6. Get Everyone Involved
  7. 7. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
  8. 8. CREATIVE SKILLS & CRITICAL THINKING
  9. 9. COMMUNITY PARTNERS
  10. 10. VOLUNTEERS
  11. 11. FUNDING Government grants - National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov/funding/ Corporate grants – American Honda Foundation corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx Stemgrants.com Starnetlibraries.com Local businesses, stores, companies.
  12. 12. HOW DO WE MEASURE SUCCESS?
  13. 13. ONLINE RESOURCES, NETWORKING Starnetlibraries.org www.ngcproject.org/ Pinterest.com, search for STEM projects Linkedin groups Pbslearningmedia.org spark.ieee.org http://librarymakers.blogspot.com/ ALSC blog http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/ YALSA blog http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/ Afterschoolscience.org
  14. 14. CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION…
  15. 15. STEAM: SCIENCE
  16. 16. STEAM: TECHNOLOGY
  17. 17. STEAM: ENGINEERING
  18. 18. STEAM ART: PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN
  19. 19. STEAM: Math
  20. 20. STEAM @ OCLS
  21. 21. Questions?

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