In How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries, the contributors have provided a cornucopia of ideas on how libraries can engage youth in the crucial subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. The twenty-five chapters cover exciting ideas for this engagement ranging for those applicable for pre-schoolers to those for college students. Written by a very diverse group of authors from public libraries and academia
Carol Smallwood received a MLS from Western Michigan University, MA in History from Eastern Michigan University. Librarians as Community Partners: an Outreach Handbook; Bringing the Arts into the Library are recent ALA anthologies. Others are: Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012); Marketing Your Library (McFarland, 2012); Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use (Scarecrow Press, 2013). Her library experience includes school, public, academic, special, as well as administration and being a consultant; she's a poetry Pushcart nominee. Vera Gubnitskaia, a manager at the Orange County Library System, Florida, obtained her library degrees from Moscow Institute of Culture (Russia) and Florida State University. Vera worked in public and academic libraries in Russia and USA. She co-edited Marketing You Library (McFarland 2012) and Continuing Education for Librarians (McFarland 2013). Her chapters appeared in the Librarians as Community Partners (ALA 2010) and in Library Management Tips that Work (ALA 2011). Her reviews were published by the Journal of International Women's Studies and Small Press Review.
Table of Contents Foreword Paula M. Storm Preface Vera Gubnitskaia and Carol Smallwood Acknowledgements Part I Range and Scope 1.WonderWorks: Preschoolers Playing with STEM Carissa Christner 2.Creating STEM Kits for Teen Programs Kelly Czarnecki 3.Digging into Reading: A Worm's Perspective Barbara Fiehn and Jeanine M. Huss 4.The Maker Movement, STEM and Libraries: How Libraries Large and Small Can Support Hands-On Math and Science Learning in Their Communities Cynthia Houston 5.The STEM Kids Program and the FIRST(R) LEGO(R) League (FLL(R)) at the Grand Forks Public Library Aaron Stefanich and Laura Munski Part II Teaching 6.Animation Programs at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Michael Cherry 7.How Not to Blow Up the Library: Planning and Facilitating a Homeschool Science Lab in Your Building Fred Kirchner 8.Customizing the For-Credit Information Literacy Course for STEM Majors Rosalia Petralia and Kathy Turner Part III Information Literacy and Educational Support 9.Kid-ventions with the U.S. Patent Library Barbara J. Hampton 10.A Math Emporium Project Nastasha Johnson and Tiffany B. Russell 11.The School Librarian Role in the FIRST(R) LEGO(R) League Team Project Karla Steege Krueger 12.STEMming From Scratch: STEM Library Services for High School Students Enrolled as University Students Janna Mattson and Heather Groves Hannan Part IV Collection Development 13.How to Get Science Going Keary Bramwell 14.Graphic Novels Ignite Imagination in the Sciences Melanie E. Hughes and Gary Pinkston Part V Research and Publishing 15.Showcasing Scientific Research Output: New Audiences for Science Libraries Alvin Hutchinson 16.Embedding Librarians into the STEM Publication Process Anne Rauh and Linda M. Galloway Part VI Outreach 17.How NOT to Reinvent the STEM Wheel: Using Crowdsourcing and Community Partners Jennifer Hopwood 18.Girls' Night Out: STEM Programs for Girls Only Kathleen J. Clauson 19.Celebrating Geographic Information Systems through GIS Day @ Your Library Carol Patterson McAuliffe 20.Fun is Learning: Making an Interactive Science Cafe Series Karen Lauritsen Part VII Partnerships 21.How to Make Library Workshops Popular with Science and Engineering Students Giovanna Badia 22.Learning About Future Stem Careers Eileen G. Harrington 23.'Take it from the Top': Cultivating Relationships with STEM Faculty to Connect with Students Shawn V. Lombardo and Barbara A. Shipman Part VIII Funding 24.Grant Writing to Support STEM Susan P. Cordell and Reenay R.H. Rogers 25.STEM on a Budget! Sarah Wright About the Contributors Index
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