Community Partnerships — Looking Outside the Box

Community partnerships can help to solidify your library's standing as a figure in the community, but can also help to bring new experiences to your patrons.  Many of us are looking towards schools and parks to find our community partners, but there is so much more out there!  Recently, I've been looking at unconventional resources

By |March 31st, 2015|Categories: General, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Minecraft is a fun STEAM Skill Builder

By Margaret Portier, Director of Innovative Family Services, Fayetteville Free Library We all have them. The makers, breakers, builders, growers, fighters, survivors, farmers… the kids that have exactly one topic of all consuming interest: Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox game that gives its users the freedom to shape the game world around them. Players can use

Public Lab

My library at the University of Southern Mississippi recently had a science café about the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) which is a community -- supported by a 501(c)3 non-profit -- which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab

By |March 10th, 2015|Categories: environmental education, General, Informal Learning, STEM, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attending a Science Conference

Tracy holding cast of Tiktaalik roseae I recently attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, February 12-16, 2015. I was one of only thirty science Librarians provided with a sponsored (i.e., free) registration through AAAS; and one of the highlights of the meeting was

By |March 10th, 2015|Categories: Informal Learning, STEM|1 Comment
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