Can you define the acronym for STEM? Do you know how it differs from STEAM – and no, this has nothing to do with lattes, unless of course you plan on hosting a hand-on workshop with your favorite barista on the science of coffee!

In this webinar participants will go beyond makerspaces to learn how public libraries can get ahead of the curve and create engaging programming just in time for the 2014 Summer Reading Program and its science-based themes. Participants will also learn of the Next Generation Science Standards and how they compliment the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Participants will leave with easy to replicate program ideas for all ages as well as resources to inspire and empower staff to pursue hands-on educational programming long beyond summer reading!

Krista King-Oaks – Biography
Krista King-Oaks has worked in both academic and public libraries over the past ten years. She received her MLS from the University of Kentucky where she specialized in public libraries and youth services. Currently, Krista is the Teen Librarian for Boone County Public Library in Northern Kentucky, where among her favorite activities is coordinating the Library’s Teen Advisory Group.

Krista has presented on topics as diverse as customer service, collection development, and programming both locally and nationally. Krista is a member of the 2012 YALSA Protege class, and is currently co-convener for the Teen Services Special Interest Group for SWON Libraries.

Originally broadcast  04/15/2014