Wednesday, April 15, 2015
New System Teen Librarian Promotes Blending Technology and Art
Since starting with BPL in December 2014, Lance has worked with a team of BPL staff members to apply for grants that will fund new learning tools and programming that include 3D printing, sound and video editing, the learning of computer coding languages, and more.
Currently, Lance provides a weekly technology program at the Central Library where, on Mondays, teens have disassembled and rebuilt computers, installed new operating systems, and will soon be working as inventors to design new and exciting input devices for computers using anything that will conduct electricity including bananas, aluminum foil, speaker wire, and even each other.
With the need for more Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering (STEM) educational opportunities for teens continuing to rise, Lance hopes to make the library a place where those needs can be met through citywide partnerships with STEM and Maker focused organizations, and by providing unique programs that allow teens to create and explore.
Lance is very excited to be working with the awesome staff and teens at BPL, and is looking forward to an exciting first year!