Tag Archives: STEM

Time to vote for libraries at SXSW

South by Southwest welcome banner.

Believe it or not, the annual interdisciplinary fete known as South by Southwest (SXSW) is once again around the corner – and, as in years past, we need your help to make sure libraries are well represented. Last year, with your help, OITP’s Larra Clark participated in the Austin-based event (which consists of four separate convenings – SXSW Interactive, SXSW ... Read More »

Library youth and tech leaders on the Hill: We build a bridge between knowledge and passion

Participants in ALA's June 2015 Caitol Hill event on youth and technology.

“Libraries are often the sole or primary technological access point for their communities,” said U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) yesterday, kicking off a Capitol Hill event exploring the role of libraries in preparing children and teens for higher education and the workforce. In my childhood, “I went to the library every day. It opened up worlds I didn’t even know ... Read More »

Libraries for Tomorrowland

Miles from TomorrowLand image.

[The following article was written by Christopher Harris, director of the School Library System for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership in New York. Chris also serves as a Youth and Technology Fellow for the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).] “Miles from Tomorrowland,” a relatively new show from Disney Junior, has plotted a course to bring computer ... Read More »

National STEM Video Game Challenge kicks off

Institute of Museum and Library Services logo

The National STEM Video Game Challenges begins a series of workshops tomorrow at the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of Computer Science Education week. The Challenge, the result of a partnership between the Smithsonian, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and E-Line Media,  begin a series of workshops tomorrow, December 13, 2014 as part of Computer Science Education week. The ... Read More »

Videogames at the Museum? Compete in the STEM Video Challenge

Until Wednesday, January 23, 2013, libraries can indicate interest in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) STEM Video Challenge, a nationwide competition that invites student game makers to show their passion for both playing and making video games. As part of the contest, IMLS will host up to 20 workshops for youths at selected museums and libraries around ... Read More »