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.