Pilot Library Information & Application
The state libraries in Connecticut, Idaho, and Maryland, in partnership with Cornerstones of Science, invite library directors, branch managers and administrators to participate in the STEM Equity Framework project as a Pilot Library. The STEM Equity Framework project is made possible through the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program (Award # RE-250085-OLS-21). Our project partners include OCLC/WebJunction; University of Missouri; and The Institute for Innovative Learning.
The STEM Equity Framework project seeks to build the capacity of state, public and county library directors, managers and administrators to enhance their leadership and operational capacities needed to provide equitable access to services and resources around relevant science-based community issues, such as public health and water quality, as examples, to all community members.
We are seeking library directors, branch managers and senior management, interested affecting change in their library and their community, to become a pilot library. Your participation as a pilot library will:
During the two Zoom information sessions that we held in June, there were questions about the project calendar and the activities the pilot libraries would do. Throughout the project, pilot library directors will be participating in a suite of professional development experiences designed to to offer dedicated time and space to reflect, set goals and develop action plans to strengthen your leadership skills, and catalyze equitable, inclusive access and shared leadership within your institutions and with members and leaders around a meaningful science-based issue affecting your community. Click here (PDF) to get an overview of the STEM Equity Library Director Leadership Institute.
Three pilot libraries in each of the three states will be selected through a competitive process to participate. The pilot library initiative will begin in October 2022 and conclude in June 2023.
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.