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Steam Universe is Providing FREE Professional Development on eSports and Makerspaces during STEAM Week June 18 and June 20. Learn more and register.   ...

The SBA is investing in the success of makerspaces through the new MaTCH (Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring)  and will award up to $1 million in total prizes to fund selected winning makerspace proposals based on the following tiered approach: Seed: up to $25,000...

Infisys Foundation’s Infymakers Awards Contest is open from January 8 to February 21, 2019.  Ten organizations will win a $10,000 grant.  Learn more. ...

Join Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate STEM and Coding into Makerspaces  on June 11 at 1:00pm.  This FREE  60-minute webinar is led by Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, head of education strategy at littleBits. Dr. Jamalian will talk about how school libraries are bringing...

Highlighted WebJunction Content: Resources for STEM/STEAM Projects and Programs: STEAM learning (that’s science, technology, engineering, art and math) and programming are increasingly popular in public libraries. Check out this collection of inspiring resources that can...

The Library 2.017 Makerspaces mini-conference recordings have been posted Included are Ben Rearick’s Proposal for a Theoretical Framework for Small & Rural Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurs, Alisha Wilson and Nancy Stetzinger’s Keeping It Fresh: How to Create...

Register (FREE) for the third and final Library 2.017 mini-conferences of the year. “Makerspaces” will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST. You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards....

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This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. The NSF defines ‘informal STEM’ as lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that takes place across a multitude of designed settings and...

The IMLS has announced the release of a new publication: Making + Learning in Museums and Libraries: A Practitioner’s Guide and Framework, which identifies conditions to support learning in makerspaces. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will launch a MOOC (massive open online...