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STEM Survey: Your Library’s Response Needed

Glenn R. Miller, Acting Deputy Secretary and Commisioner for Libraries
Glenn R. Miller, Acting Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Libraries

 

 

Thanks for Completing Our LSTA Survey!
Thank you so much for quick responses to our survey about LSTA funds.

I have to tell you that our consultants were very impressed by the number of responses.  We received a total of 557 survey responses: more than 350 public libraries, 125 school libraries, and 25 academic libraries.  Your fast work will be a big help to us as we evaluate our past work and plan for the future.

Now, we need to ask for more help.

Please Complete Our STEM Survey

This month, we will be asking public libraries to complete two separate surveys:

  1. STEM programs and services and
  2. Workforce development programs and services.

Both of these initiatives are very important to the work we are beginning to do here in Harrisburg to develop stronger relationships within the Department of Education and across other state government departments.  My hope is that through closer alignment of state programs and funding we can better assist citizens who need training, education and good paying jobs.

Now, during the first two weeks of March we’ll ask you to complete the STEM survey. Then, in early April, we’ll ask you to complete our workforce development survey.

Only one person from your public library or branch should complete the STEM survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

About the STEM Survey

Nearly every public library offers some type of program or activity in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

Some examples include:

  • Engineering – such as children’s building blocks, Keva planks, Legos, construction tools, etc.
  • Science – such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, etc.
  • Technology – such as 3D printers, robotics, digital literacy, devices, etc.
  • Mathematics – such as coding, computational thinking, fractals, etc.

We are asking one person from each public library or branch to complete our STEM survey.
That person should be the one who is most familiar with your library’s STEM programs and services.

The deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

Thanks for Your Help
As always, we are grateful for your help.

Your responses will help us to understand the work that is already being done by each of you; and they will help us to plan more effectively for the future as we work here in state government to secure greater support.

Thank you for your help!
Don’t forget!  Complete our STEM Survey by Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Glenn R. Miller  |  Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries
Pennsylvania Department of Education  |  Office of Commonwealth Libraries
Room 200 Forum Building
607 South Drive  |  Harrisburg, PA  17120-0600
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