MSRT: Making and STEAM Roundtable 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Making/Steam Culture Roundtable is to establish a virtual and physical community for professional sharing and knowledge exchange focused on Making/STEAM activities and learning in Libraries across Library types.

The roundtable serves these functions:

  • Connect us around making and STEAM in our libraries and communities.
  • Establish a virtual community for discussion and sharing across library types about Making and STEAM
  • Develop a virtual portal for sharing best practices, news, emerging trends, successes, opportunities.
  • Formalize regular opportunities for sharing about Making and STEAM: workshops, webinars, program slots, visits to libraries, etc. at the NYLA conference and throughout the year.
  • Plan for, develop, and evolve the successful 2014 pilot- NYLA Makers Showcase- for Annual each year.
  • Ultimately, if appropriate, desired, and supported, we plan to petition to establish this group as a NYLA Section.  This first year as a round table will inform us and help us to formalize our mission more fully through the establishment of the mission, bylaws, and formalized governance required by NYLA.