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Past STEM-LINC Events


STEM-LINC Webinar - Engaging with STEM during COVID

Have you continued to offer programming during COVID to meet the needs of students (K-12 or college), patrons, or the community? We want to celebrate creativity and perseverance in the midst of the novel circumstances over the past year. 


Megan Carlton, Science Librarian, UNC-Greensboro
Ruddiyette Yisak (Rudy), Youth Services Librarian, Forsyth County Public Library
Jo Klein, GIS & Data Visualization Librarian, UNC-Greensboro

REMCo and STEM-LINC Webinar - Branching into STEM: Expanding Retention and Improving Diversity in STEM Librarianship

REMCo and STEM-LINC have partnered to create a space of conversation on how to improve diversity and retention efforts in STEM librarianship. Keynote presentation to be led by Krista Schmidt of Hunter Library.


Krista Schmidt, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
J. Denice Lewis, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University
Shaun Rutherford, Wayne County Library


The Road to Becoming an Engineering Librarian

What do you get when you mix degrees in electrical engineering, culinary arts, and library and information science? Denice Lewis will share her journey to become an engineering librarian while working in corporate America as well as academia. From interning at NASA to currently working as a Research and Instruction Librarian for Engineering and Science, Denice details how her inquisitive nature for science melded with the avid bibliophile.

Speaker: J. Denice Lewis, Research & Instruction Librarian for Engineering and Science, Wake Forest University

STEM-LINC Webinar - How Much Time Do You Have? Quick and Flexible Activities to Add Some Metacognition to your One-shot Science Information Literacy Sessions

Information literacy sessions in the sciences that focus on basic search techniques can be helpful to students, but often leave the librarian instructor wishing for more--more critical thinking, more substance, more information literacy at a deeper level. Take heart! We think carving even 5-15 minutes out of a session for a metacognitive activity can make a difference to you and the students attending the session. In this workshop, participants will experience a variety of activities from a student’s vantage point, then discuss goals, implementation, and adaptation from the librarian’s perspective. Each activity is adaptable, has been utilized in science and other research based courses, and helps students think critically about information access, consumption, dissemination, or creation. Participants will leave with several substantive, Framework-based, adaptable activities to use with their students.  

Speakers: Rachel Hamelers, Teaching and Learning Librarian, Muhlenberg College 
                   Jennifer Jarson, Head Librarian, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley


STEM-LINC Program at the NCLA Virtual Conference: Where to Get Started in Citizen Science Programming: An Introduction for Librarians

Public participation in scientific research through citizen science is gaining popularity across the US. The benefits of these programs are well known to contribute to the creation of open data, community engagement, and scientific literacy. This session will introduce participants to citizen science. We looked at a variety of projects across NC for inspiration, and discuss how to implement projects within school, public, and academic libraries. During the session we briefly participated in an ecology project to help researchers identify wildlife, and explore SciStarter (a platform that organizes a variety of citizen science projects).

Speaker: Megan Carlton, UNCG Science Librarian and Assistant Professor


STEM-LINC created and distributed a digital publication of how the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 was virtually celebrated by libraries and organizations across North Carolina.


STEM-LINC Webinar - EnviroAtlas: A Powerful Tool for Environmental Justice and Planning

EnviroAtlas is a website hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that gives users access to a powerful, web-based interactive mapping application. This webinar aims to introduce attendees to a small selection of over 400 geospatial datasets, four educational lesson plans, and analytic and interpretive tools available to them.

Speaker: Jo Klein (they/them), UNCG GIS and Data Visualization Librarian and Assistant Professor


 NCLA 63rd Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, NC

 10/16/19 2:30-3:20pm Get Involved with STEM: Partner Organizations Across NC

 10/17/19 11:00-11:50am Beyond Makerspace

 10/17/19 3:30-4:20pm Recognizing & Avoiding Implicit Bias in Health Sciences Collections & Services

 10/17/19 4:30-5:50pm STEM-LINC Business Meeting


STEM-LINC Webinar - Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library

Taylor Abernethy Johnson discussed how she put together bibliometric data and visualizations to create portfolios, reports, and infographic-like products for researchers to use for reviews, promotions, and awards. 

Speaker: Taylor Abernethy Johnson, User Services and Research Librarian (UNC Contractor), U.S. EPA Library in Research Triangle Park, NC


 Spring Workshop at the 
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC

 9:00am-9:45am Explore the NC Museum of Natural Sciences 
 9:45am-10:00am STEM-LINC Business Meeting
 10:00am-11:00am Jason Cryan will introduce the Museum’s research component & collections
 11:00am-12:00pm Tour of Brimley Research Library
 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch at Museum Cafe (on your own)


 Fall Workshop at UNC-Chapel Hill

 9:00 am-10:00am NC Science Festival Director, Jonathan Frederick,

 10:00-11:00am Tour the Coker Arboretum, behind Morehead Planetarium, with Geoffrey Neal, Coker Arboretum Assistant Curator, NC
 Botanical   Garden

 11:00am-12:00pm Tour the UNC Herbarium with Carol Ann McCormick, Curator

 12:00-1:00pm Lunch at Mediterranean Deli (on your own) and STEM-LINC Business Meeting


 STEM-LINC & GRS Webinar: Providing Health Information Services STAT


Spring Workshop at Chapel Hill Public Library

In July of 2017, Chapel Hill Public Library Began a learning and design process to develop nature-based STEAM education opportunities inside & outside the library. Eight months later, we became a designated NC Environmental Education Center and are planning a prescribed burn in the middle of town. Join Explore More at Pritchard Park’s team to hear about how we got here, who we’ve met and learned from along the way, and where we’re heading. The Explore More project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-17-0034-17).



STEM-LINC Webinar: Accelerate STEM Learning with Video Solutions
 Jen Ostrosky: Senior Account Manager at JoVE
 Dave Cox: National Account Manager, High Schools at JoVE
 Dipesh Navani, Director of Video Production at JoVE

 NCLA 62nd Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, NC

 NC LIVE Resources for STEM 2018-2020

 The ACRL Information Literacy Framework and STEM: A Panel


 GRS & STEM-LINC Joint Spring into Science Webinar: The NASA Astrophysics Data System: Linking Publications to Data


 Joint STEM-LINC & NCSLA Spring Meeting at NIEHS


 GRS & STEM-LINC Joint Spring into Science Webinar: Finding Geological Materials through the U.S. Geological Survey


 Fall Workshop at UNC-Chapel Hill

 Summer Workshop at Central Carolina Community College-Harnett Campus


 Spring Workshop at UNCG


 Winter Meeting at Elon University


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