Sustaining STEM Programming
In this unit, you will:
- Consider changes that have occurred as a result of the programs
- Develop approaches for sustaining adult STEM programming at your library
- Create a set of best practices for developing and sustaining adult STEM programming in rural libraries
Several librarians who first began to offer Pushing the Limits programs in 2013 have continued to develop and implement STEM programming in their libraries. We can learn about strategies they used to sustain the interest and momentum generated by the first set of programs.
As you watch the video, listen to their experiences and the suggestions they offer.
Sustaining STEM Programming at Your Library
Based on your experience offering the eight Pushing the Limits programs, discussions with other project participants, and the suggestions of librarians who have continued to offer STEM programs, you have a wealth of knowledge about developing and offering STEM programming for adults.
- As you plan additional STEM programs over the next year of the project, refer to the set of best practices developed by all of you. It should help guide and sustain your library’s programming. We’ll revisit this set of best practices near the end of the third year to see if additional revisions are needed.