The Everyday Importance of STEM

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Moderator: John Rennie, Editorial Director, McGraw-Hill Education
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You’re invited to take a close look at bringing STEM into your library with our Panel, led by John Rennie, Editorial Director of AccessScience and Carl Sagan Award winner for Public Understanding of Science.

Join John, along with other distinguished panel members, to examine the importance of offering curiosity-driven STEM programs and the secrets to successfully implementing them. They’ll also cover the many challenges and pitfalls that librarians can face with STEM, such as targeting appropriate programming to different age groups, budgeting, and feeling intimated by unfamiliar technology.

Panel Members:
John Rennie, Editorial Director of AccessScience, past Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American and Carl Sagan Award winner for Public Understanding of Science

Claire Moore, Head of Children’s Services and former Programs Coordinator at Darien Library in Connecticut, member of the School Age Programs and Services Committee for ALSC, part of the Digital Content Task Force, Claire has also presented at national conferences on the topics of creation-based technology, and infusing tech into children’s programming.

Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator at Skokie Pubic Library in Illinois, oversees youth programming and selects fiction for ages 0-18, Amy has written about STEM/STEAM in youth librarianship for the ALSC Blog, School Library Journal, Children and Libraries, and LibrarySparks, she has also presented webinars, online classes, trainings, and conference sessions at both state and national events, and shares library programs, services, and musings on her blog, “The Show Me Librarian.”

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 5:15pm CST
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