Posts tagged "STEAM"
The Labs @ CLP: The Further Electrified Adventures of the CLP Music Department

The Labs @ CLP: The Further Electrified Adventures of the CLP Music Department

The Labs program launched in 2012 with a focus on a teen audience and while teens are still the focus of The Labs we’ve been looking for opportunities to engage other age groups across the Library. While Tara’s project is not a Labs project it is certainly in keeping with the experiential and experimental nature...
The Labs @ CLP: New Mentors and Training with Badges

The Labs @ CLP: New Mentors and Training with Badges

In the last few months we’ve experienced a complete turnover of our team of Labs Mentors. Two have moved on to full-time Teen Specialist gigs at weekly Labs locations (Jesse as a Teen Specialist at CLP – Main, Teen Department and Sienna as a Teen Librarian at CLP – Allegheny) where their skills as Labs...
The Labs @ CLP: The Music Department Gets Seriously Synthesized

The Labs @ CLP: The Music Department Gets Seriously Synthesized

The Labs program launched in 2012 with a focus on a teen audience and while teens are still the focus of The Labs we’ve been looking for opportunities to engage other age groups across the Library. While Tara’s project is not a Labs project it is certainly in keeping with the experiential and experimental nature...
The Labs @ CLP: The relationships that connect youth and libraries

The Labs @ CLP: The relationships that connect youth and libraries

Sienna Cittadino began her work at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh a couple of years back as a volunteer during Labs programming at CLP – East Liberty. She immediately displayed an easy-going way of interacting with youth and working alongside them as they explored their creative side, which helped her to get the job as Labs...
The Labs @ CLP series: Making Room for Music Recording in the Library

The Labs @ CLP series: Making Room for Music Recording in the Library

The Labs @ CLP has been around for four years now, working to better integrate mentorship and maker-centered learning into our programs and services. If you read some of our early blog entries about the development of the program, you’ll know that programming was designed in a very prescribed way: one workshop and one Open...
All Hands on Tech: Exploring Technology in Kids Library Programming

All Hands on Tech: Exploring Technology in Kids Library Programming

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when Digital Learning Librarian Corey Wittig had just secured a pilot grant. It’s all grown up now, and has evolved into a thoughtful and responsive makerspace model that adds real value to conversations about connected learning and community involvement. Check out the whole...
The Labs for adults: is the change all in our heads?

The Labs for adults: is the change all in our heads?

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant. It’s all grown up now, and has evolved into a thoughtful and responsive makerspace model that adds real value to to the conversation. Check out the whole series on The Labs @...
Program Kit: Blacklight Painting for Young Adults

Program Kit: Blacklight Painting for Young Adults

by Laura Damon-Moore I coordinate the summer programs for kids and young adults at Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, Wisconsin. This summer we ended up with an eclectic assortment of hands-on activities for young adults (mainly middle school students), from Cupcake Wars to Mega Games Day to a Maker Day with squishy circuits, ArtBots,...
Learning with The Labs: professional development for all staff

Learning with The Labs: professional development for all staff

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant. It’s all grown up now, and has grown up into a thoughtful and responsive makerspace model that adds real value to to the conversation. Check out the whole series on The...
Teen Central at Boston Public Library

Teen Central at Boston Public Library

by Natalie C. Anderson I’m sitting with Jessi Snow, Teen Services Team Leader for The Central Library of the Boston Public Library, in what is quite possibly the coolest place in Boston. At the risk of sounding like a big nerd, yes, it’s a library. Brand spanking new after a massive renovation, the Teen Central is...
The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant.  It’s all grown up now, and looking to take over the entire library! Check out the whole series on The Labs @ CLP.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Amalia Kalisz Tonsor, Labs Mentor The latest chapters...
Integrating The Labs across CLP

Integrating The Labs across CLP

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant.  It’s all grown up now, and looking to take over the entire library! Check out the whole series on The Labs @ CLP.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Kelly Rotmund, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Teen...