Public Libraries & STEM Background Reports

Conference resources highlight public libraries’ current needs, barriers, and opportunities to accessing and/or producing STEM programs, products, services, or staff training. Six Background Reports have been commissioned to provide a common framework for conference participants. Background information addresses the need for collaborations in our fast-changing world and highlight the unique capabilities and reach of public libraries. These documents set the stage for examining how libraries can be valued players within the “STEM Learning Ecosystem” — a network that includes schools, museums and science centers, community settings, and home experiences — working in harmony to facilitate STEM learning. Resources in this section are available as PDFs. These papers should also be a useful resource for STEM and library professionals as part of ongoing Leadership Forum activities after the conference. Check out the resources below.

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