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 below, Cornerstones provides customized assistance helping librarians connect with appropriate scientists and create programs tailored to their unique setting and audiences.
Slide Presentations and handouts from our December 12, 2014 Library Partners Summit are now available:
Summit introductory presentation: Bringing Science Alive in Your Library
Keynote talk: Informed consent, genetic complexity and citizen science
A discussion of big ideas in personal genetics and their meaning for patients, highlighting the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and other books and materials. Keynote supporting materials: Personal Genetics Education Project What is Genetic Discrimination
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. Current workshop titles include:
- STAR Program
- Facilitating Informal Science Experiences in Your Library
- Junk Drawer Robotics
- Sowing Seeds of Sustainability
- Healthy Citizens, Healthy Communities
The education piece of Cornerstones is so important. All librarians love to learn new things, and we love the workshops.
– Participating librarian
Library Partner Events
Cornerstones Library Partners Summit
Staff from Cornerstones of Science partner libraries gather every year 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. The 2014 Cornerstones Library Partners Summit will be held December 12th at the Auburn Public Library. Click here for details.