The Amazing Liaison: Innovative Ideas to Engage Diverse Populations with STEM


STEM programming, subject librarian outreach, science librarianship


Librarians have a unique opportunity to engage our communities in meaningful educational experiences that foster life-long learning as well as support STEM education for under-served populations. By serving as educational centers for the community, libraries can bridge the STEM literacy and achievement gaps by providing access to not only a variety of resources, but also other members of our community that can benefit from educational partnerships and programming.

This presentation will include innovative ideas for expanding existing STEM programs and services that can reach library users across multi-generational, socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds as well as connecting the diverse populations at our home institutions in academia as program liaisons.

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