STEM Equity Framework Project

Application Test


Cornerstones of Science and the state libraries in Connecticut, Idaho, and Maryland were recently awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) grant (RE-250085-OLS-21). Today we are pleased to invite library directors to apply to become a 9-month STEM Equity Pilot Library. Our nation is in the midst of renewing its commitment to social equity and inclusion. There is strong evidence that many pressing local issues, such as opioid addiction, COVID-19, poor water quality and a changing climate disproportionately affect our most vulnerable, disadvantaged populations.

Seeking interested library directors

To accomplish significant and long-term change within a library, the director must be involved. The goal of the STEM Equity project is to provide a framework and professional development experiences designed to enhance leadership skills. The pilots will plan for and provide equitable, inclusive, culturally responsive services in partnership with local government and community leaders. We are seeking library directors who are interested in exploring and developing these skills in their library.

We hope that you will complete an application. (Please also consider providing a brief video clip that describes your interest in serving as a STEM Equity pilot library.)

Instructions: The library director must SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION BY FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022.

    Meet with community leaders and representatives of local governmentParticipate in a STEM Equity Leadership Team comprised of branch manager/other senior management staff; staff, community engagement; representative from local govt; local leaders representing the identified science-based community issues and people who are most affected by the issueConduct STEM equity operational planning for your libraryParticipate in pilot library and state library meetingsParticipate in the STEM equity professional development series

    This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number RE-250085-OLS-21). The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.