Calling Rural Librarians
Scott Hairston | December 05, 2011
The San Jacinto (Tex.) College District, a NASA partner, is developing a grant proposal that would involve professional development for rural librarians to prepare them to present STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs in libraries. The project will also examine how informal science learning takes place in rural libraries and will help rural librarians gain the skills to create informal science events that capture the interests of the communities and regions they serve.
Librarians at libraries that serve populations of 25,000 and under and are not located near a major metropolitan area are invited to complete a survey to aid the proposal process. The deadline for completing the survey is December 9, 2011.
Scott Hairston is Director of Grants Development, San Jacinto College District, Pasadena, Texas.