Engaging Libraries in Culturally Responsive STEM Programming

This project is a partnership with Ypsilanti District Library, Imperial County Free Library, and Tempe Public Library. The goal of the partnership is to develop and implement a culturally responsive and low- resource model for teaching computational thinking in public libraries. I began this project in 2016 in collaboration with Dr. Kim Scott from the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) at Arizona State University.

The project is guided by two overarching goals: 1) to build institutional capacity within libraries by ensuring that librarians possess the expertise needed to serve as computer science educators who can effectively deliver a culturally responsive and low-resource model for teaching computational thinking in libraries; and 2) to evaluate the feasibility of the model for scalability and sustainability with the help of an external evaluator who will conduct formative and summative assessments.

Below are blog posts that highlight the project activities.

Please contact me if your library system would like to participate.

The research and program is supported by IMLS award #LG-80-16-0116-16