Cornerstones of Science
Log Number: RE-250085-OLS-21
Cornerstones of Science, in partnership with the Institute of Innovative Learning, the University of Missouri School of Library and Information Science, OCLC/WebJunction, and nine state library agencies, will develop a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) equity framework for libraries and a library leadership training program. The project will build state and public library capacities to serve as community catalysts for equitable STEM learning and strengthen library leaders' skills and expertise to deliver equitable, inclusive, culturally responsive services, in partnership with local leaders, that address science-based issues of concern to local community members. The project's objectives are to (1) develop a STEM equity framework for libraries that describes the core diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and STEM literacy skills and competencies that library leadership needs to effect change in their communities; (2) create a STEM equity leadership training program that delivers the framework's core skills and competencies; and (3) and increase awareness about the STEM equity framework and leadership training.