ULC Shares Library STEM Learning Strategies at National Afterschool Association Convening
Last week, ULC Director for Education and Learning Initiatives Emily Samose spoke on a panel titled "Afterschool Initiatives to Promote STEM Learning" at a convening of the National Afterschool Association's (NAA) Corporate Advisory Board. The meeting, called "2025 Workforce Diversity: Utilizing Afterschool Programs to Reach the Future," took place at the Google offices in Washington, DC, and involved representatives from Google, Discovery Education, Campbell's, the Institute for Youth, Education and Families at the National League of Cities (NLC), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and many others.
Emily shared the ways in which ULC Members maximize STEM learning opportunities and create collaborative learning systems through community partnerships, learning labs, makerspaces, and other services. Through the panel discussion, Emily emphasized libraries' contributions to developing the future workforce and NAA is now considering including a "Public Library" track for the 2017 NAA Convention in Dallas - stay tuned!
ULC's website holds a diverse collection of resources on STEM education opportunities in libraries, including a Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums report, recent ULC Leadership Briefs, and the ULC Innovations Initiative highlighting over 1,000 successful programs and services implemented by leading ULC libraries.