STEM! You’ve probably heard of it by now: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM programming took the library world by storm in 2013, and is still going strong today. Don’t let this trendy programming theme fool you, though - STEM skills are more than just a fad; they are essential. With the constant evolution in both our communities and in technology, libraries will need to make sure they stay STEM-literate in the face of these changes, so they can help their communities thrive. This book will show new and exciting examples of how libraries are implementing STEM education. You’ll also learn how to start or improve your own STEM programming with little or no budget, even if you’re not a scientist or mathematician. Special features include:
Chantale Pard received Master's in Library and Information Science at Western University in 2013. She held positions in a variety of different library settings before settling in at Halifax Public Libraries, where she has been the Youth Services Librarian at Keshen Goodman Public Library for more than five years. It is here where she leads a busy and successful team of youth programmers through a variety of classic and pop culture programs at one of the busiest and biggest public libraries east of Montreal. She also runs Keshen Goodman’s popular and established Anime Club, which means she is often sought after for advice on Anime themed library programming.