During the past few years, groups like the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Center for Education have been placing great emphasis on the significance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. In brief, the US is seen as falling behind the rest of the world in science and technology education. In response, the curricula have been revised in many educational institutions and school districts across the country. It is clear that for STEM to be successful, other community organizations, most particularly libraries, need to be closely involved in the process. Library staff realize the importance of getting involved in STEM education, but many have difficulty finding comprehensive information that will help them plan and successfully implement STEM direction in their organization. This book is designed to meet that need. It is timely and relevant.
WonderWorks : Preschoolers Playing with STEM / by Carissa Christner -- Creating STEM Kits for Teen Programs / by Kelly Czarnecki -- Digging into Reading : A Worm's Perspective / by Barbara Fiehn and Jeanine M. Huss -- The Maker Movement, STEM and Libraries : How Libraries Large and Small Can Support Hands-On Math and Science Learning in Their Communities / by Cynthia Houston -- The STEM Kids Program and the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) at the Grand Forks Public Library / by Aaron Stefanich and Laura Munski -- Animation Programs at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library / by Michael Cherry -- How Not to Blow Up the Library : Planning and Facilitating a Homeschool Science Lab in Your Building / by Fred Kirchner -- Customizing the For-Credit Information Literacy Course for STEM Majors / Rosalia Petralia and Kathy Turner -- Kid-ventions with the U.S. Patent Library / by Barbara J. Hampton -- A Math Emporium Project / by Nastasha Johnson and Tiffany B. Russell -- The School Librarian Role in the FIRST® LEGO® League Team Project / by Karla Steege Krueger -- STEMming From Scratch : STEM Library Services for High School Students Enrolled as University Students / by Janna Mattson and Heather Groves Hannan -- How to Get Science Going / by Keary Bramwell -- Graphic Novels Ignite Imagination in the Sciences / by Melanie E. Hughes and Gary Pinkston -- Showcasing Scientific Research Outpu : New Audiences for Science Libraries / by Alvin Hutchinson -- Embedding Librarians into the STEM Publication Process / by Anne Rauh and Linda M. Galloway -- How NOT to Reinvent the STEM Wheel : Using Crowdsourcing and Community Partners / by Jennifer Hopwood -- Girls' Night Out : STEM Programs for Girls Only / by Kathleen J. Clauson -- Celebrating Geographic Information Systems through GIS Day @ Your Library / by Carol Patterson McAuliffe -- Fun Is Learning : Making an Interactive Science Café Series / by Karen Lauritsen -- How to Make Library Workshops Popular with Science and Engineering Students / by Giovanna Badia -- Learning About Future Stem Careers / by Eileen G. Harrington -- Take it from the Top : Cultivating Relationships with STEM Faculty to Connect with Students / by Shawn V. Lombardo and Barbara A. Shipman -- Grant Writing to Support STEM / by Susan P. Cordell and Reenay R.H. Rogers -- STEM on a Budget! / by Sarah Wright