Making and STEAM Roundtable - MSRT

We are excited to introduce the newest NYLA Round Table focused on Making & STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in our libraries!  

Connecting and sharing knowledge about Making and STEAM is essential across all library types and to all types of library staff.  There is so much innovation and inspired activity happening in NYS libraries. 

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Below are the MSRT Sponsored programs from this year's conference.

STEAMing Up Your Library Programs     Part 1    Part 2   Handout  
Whether your library is large or tiny, well-funded or not, incorporating STEAM Programming shouldn’t be daunting, difficult or expensive. By offering STEAM programs to your community, your library can provide an opportunity for students to develop skills in communication, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis. Children, families, and adults will be encouraged to ask questions, learn transferable skills, and delve into basic scientific concepts. Learn how to find talented and passionate instructors, and discover fun and easy ways to transform your existing library offerings into STEAM programs that will inspire creativity, laughter, and camaraderie!

Presented by Leah Hamilton, Phelps Library and STEAM Lab Makerspace & Kimberly Grad, Brooklyn Public Library

Adventures in 3D Printing
In 2013, the Community Library invested in its first 3D printer. Today, it has an active public printing service and conducts forty 3D printing programs annually. Learn how we got started, where our journey took us and the lessons we learned. There will be a discussion of both 3D printing and 3D scanning. This presentation will examine developing services for the public, creating interactive displays and conducting programs for children, teens and adults.

Presented by Nick Tanzi, Assistant Director, Technology Services at the Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library

Fostering Digital Literacy with Kids:

Kids are constantly being monitored and managed on computers. Perhaps families feel that the home computer needs protection from harm, or the school computers, as a valuable resource, are safeguarded in order to service other students. Because of the control placed on their technology, kids are not learning transferable skills to help them understand how a computer works or how to innovate with software and hardware. Through donations of old equipment to public libraries, kids can learn the basics of computer science and engineering safely. Learn how to establish this easy program with a zero budget.

Presented by Pam McCluskey, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

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