Building STEAM with Día: The Whys and Hows to Getting Started

Did you know that minorities are underrepresented in STEAM education and professional fields, and that children of color routinely score below their white peers in math and science? The library can help bridge this STEAM gap with programs and services developed with the intent of having a positive impact on every child who participates. Whether you're new to STEAM or have offered STEAM programs before, this webinar will equip you with tools and resources to ensure that your STEAM programming reaches the full spectrum of your community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will have an understanding of what STEAM is and its place in the library setting.
  • Participants will also gain knowledge on how STEAM programming can most effectively impact all members of the community, in particular underrepresented minorities.
  • Participants will leave with sample programs as well as a range of resources to support creating STEAM programming in any library.

Who Should Attend

Public and school librarians serving youth.


Amy Koester is Youth & Family Program Coordinator at Skokie (Ill.) Public Library. Amy has written about STEAM in youth librarianship for the ALSC Blog, School Library Journal, Children and Libraries, and LibrarySparks, and she has also presented webinars, online classes, trainings, and conference sessions at both state and national events. She shares library programs, services, and musings on her blog “The Show Me Librarian.”



ALSC is offering this webinar free of charge.

How to Register

View Building STEAM with Día: The Whys and Hows to Getting Started


Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


College credit nor CEU's are available at this time.


Sarah Polen
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026