Professional Development for Librarians

Outdoor Activities in Your Community During COVID-19

In this webinar, Wanda Green, Assistant Library Director at the Tom Green Public Library System in San Angelo, Texas, discussed how libraries can do outdoor programs during the pandemic.

Green focused on a summer rocketry camp that was part virtual and part in-person. There were challenges and success that Green discussed in detail, but overall it was a doable program and much beloved.

Outdoor programming can be important even through the coldest winter months. Fortunately, engaging STEM passive and active programs, such as story walks, story-hour, stargazing, animal tracking, tree identification, etc., are already well-suited for the shorter days of the year, and with the right gear, getting outside and learning outside is not only possible, it’s fun and healthy too.

You can also download the slide deck for this presentation here.


Library Innovation and Pivot Activities During COVID-19

Have you found some interesting ways to work with your community, or are you really burnt out from all the new outreach you are doing? Play the video below to see our discussion from September 23 to get some inspiration to keep you going through these strange times. You will hear from your fellow librarians and others about ways libraries and librarians have changed their programming, outreach, and daily admin. during COVID-19. Presenters are Sarah Post of Cornerstones of Science. Amy Hand of Camden Public Library, ME, and Adam Pitts of Gwinnett County Library System in Lawrenceville, GA.

You can also download the slide deck for this presentation here.



Ongoing Support for Librarians

Cornerstones of Science provides ongoing support to staff of partner libraries that are working to promote scientific curiosity and understanding. In addition to the opportunities listed here, Cornerstones provides customized assistance that connects librarians with appropriate scientists and creates programs tailored to their unique setting and audiences.  Contact Us to learn more!

Professional Development Workshops

Librarians can serve as the local champions of science in their communities. Cornerstones of Science supports them in this role by providing professional development workshops that demonstrate how to introduce scientific and technological themes and tools.

Library Partner Events

Cornerstones of Science gathers every year with partner libraries for a day sharing stories and ideas on ways to create engaging experiences of science. These gatherings include inspiring presentations, valuable workshops and networking opportunities. Be sure to find us at you next library conference!