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If Not For the Library
Making & STEAM in Public Libraries
Our Developing Mandate
IFLA President’s Program
April 2016
Sue...
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Why Making & STEAM in
Libraries?
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Making @ the FFL
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The Library’s Mission
“To Provide Free and
Open Access to Ideas and
Information”
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The Library’s Role
Libraries & 21st Century Literacies
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Informal STEAM Education
 Formal vs. Informal Learning
 Self-motivated
 voluntary
 guided by interest
 life-long
 ...
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Grant Opportunities and Awards
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Making in Libraries
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FFL Creation Lab
 Our Digital Makerspace!
 Digital content creation and STEAM skills
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FFL Fab Lab
Physical fabrication and STEAM skills
www.fflib.org/makerfaqs
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Little Makers
STEAM learning opportunities through
programs, services and collections
 Our makerspace for ages 5-8!
 S...
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Invention, Entrepreneurship &
Local Small Business
Development
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Partnerships & Collaborations
 Express Computer Services – Local print & copy company
 3D Printer donation
 Syracuse ...
+ STEAM & Making in Libraries
 Support content areas:
 * Archeology * Architecture * Astronomy * Biology * Chemistry * C...
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Thank You!
Sue Considine
Fayetteville Free Library
Executive Director
sconsidine@fflib.org
Fayetteville Free Library
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Ifla42016 sc - considine

  1. 1. + If Not For the Library Making & STEAM in Public Libraries Our Developing Mandate IFLA President’s Program April 2016 Sue Considine Executive Director Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) sconsidine@fflib.org
  2. 2. + Why Making & STEAM in Libraries?
  3. 3. + Making @ the FFL
  4. 4. + The Library’s Mission “To Provide Free and Open Access to Ideas and Information”
  5. 5. + The Library’s Role
  6. 6. Libraries & 21st Century Literacies
  7. 7. + Informal STEAM Education  Formal vs. Informal Learning  Self-motivated  voluntary  guided by interest  life-long  Libraries can and should provide fun informal learning opportunities around STEM subjects, because  Early interest in STEM is more of an indictor than academic performance (Tai et al. 2006)  Curiosity and enjoyment are integral to engagement with STEAM (Hidi & Renninger 2006) Adapted from Krishnamurthi, A, Ballard, M & Noam, G. (2014)“Examining the impact of afterschool STEM programs.” Noyce Foundation. http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/documents/STEM/Rennie_Krishnamurthi.pdf
  8. 8. + Grant Opportunities and Awards
  9. 9. + Making in Libraries
  10. 10. + FFL Creation Lab  Our Digital Makerspace!  Digital content creation and STEAM skills
  11. 11. + FFL Fab Lab Physical fabrication and STEAM skills www.fflib.org/makerfaqs
  12. 12. + Little Makers STEAM learning opportunities through programs, services and collections  Our makerspace for ages 5-8!  STEAM learning opportunities through programs, services and collections  Discover. Create. Build.  Drop-in any time, or attend scheduled programs.
  13. 13. + Invention, Entrepreneurship & Local Small Business Development
  14. 14. + Partnerships & Collaborations  Express Computer Services – Local print & copy company  3D Printer donation  Syracuse University – Interns and volunteers  CADimensions – Local manufacturing & engineering software/hardware sales company  Donation of Solidworks (3D modeling software) lab license  Webucator – National online tech learning company based locally  Library Partner program – free patron access to Self-Guided courses  Brodart, Innovative, BluuBeam, Treehouse  Syracuse Tech Garden – Interns and volunteers  YMCA, National Girls Collaborative, Girls IT,  NASA
  15. 15. + STEAM & Making in Libraries  Support content areas:  * Archeology * Architecture * Astronomy * Biology * Chemistry * Computer Science * Construction * Design * Digital media production * Digital fabrication * Ecology * Electronics * Engineering * Geometry * Manufacturing * Math * Physics * Programming * Robotics *  Supporting skills development:  * Problem solving * Teamwork * Critical thinking * Creativity *  Develops the capacity to “think like an innovator”  Making STEM topics and careers fun, interesting, cool and accessible
  16. 16. + Thank You! Sue Considine Fayetteville Free Library Executive Director sconsidine@fflib.org Fayetteville Free Library Website: www.fflib.org Twitter: @fayettevillelib

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