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IMLS Focus -- Funding Priorities 2014

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Cultural Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

 

9:00 – 9:15           Welcome & Framing the Day

9:15 – 10:15        What We Know and How to Translate: The Informational  STEM Landscape and Opportunities for Libraries

Moderator: Dennis Schatz, Pacific Science Center

  • Invited Speaker
  • Beth Yoke, CAE, Executive Director, Young Adult Library Services Association -- @YALSA_Director / @YALSA
  • Paul (Wyn) Jennings, Program Director, National Science Foundation -- @NSF
  • Connie Yowell, Director of Education for U.S. Programs, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -- @connie / @macfound

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 11:30      Short and Long Term Goals and Impacts

Moderator: Dale McCreedy, Director, Gender, Adult Learning and Community Engagement, Franklin Institute -- @TheFranklin

11:30 – 12:30      Models for Programs and Scalability Challenges

Moderator: Margaret Glass, Program Manager, Professional Development, Association of Science-Technology Centers -- @ScienceCenters

12:30 – 1:30        Working Lunch

1:30 – 2:00           Conversation with the Director - City-wide STEM

Moderator: Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services -- @IMLSDirector / @US_IMLS

  • Beth Swanson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Education, City of Chicago
  • Brian Bannon, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library -- @bbannon / @ChiPubLib

2:00 – 3:00           Diversity in STEM Programming

Moderator: Sandra Toro, Senior Grants Management Specialist, IMLS -- @sandraatoro / @US_IMLS

3:00 – 3:15           Break

3:15 – 4:15           Roles of Staff and the Preparation of Librarians and Archivists for the Informal STEM Landscape

Moderator: Andrea Sáenz, First Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Public Library -- @chipublib

  • Cat Greim, Curiosity Machine Community & Partnerships Leader,  Iridescent -- @catcookgreim / @IridescentLA
  • Mary Nelson, Youth Services Coordinator, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District -- @LVCCLD
  • Jennifer Nelson, State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education State Library Services -- @MnDeptEd
  • Suzie Allard, Associate Professor, Associate Director, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee -- @UTKSIS / @UTKnoxville

4:15 – 4:30           Conclusion and Closing Discussion