Celebrating Science: Libraries and Science Literacy Week


Science Literacy Week is a national week-long celebration of science, which ran from September 19 to 25, 2016. University of Alberta Libraries, Airdrie Public Library, University of Lethbridge Library, and Medicine Hat Public Library organized presentations, speakers, and demos to connect users to scientific research, concepts, and technology. This session will examine differing perspectives and approaches in planning and hosting outreach events.
Learning objectives:

  • Successful coordination and implementation of Science Literacy Week events
  • Targeting specialized presenters/groups for participation
  • Cultivating community relationships
  • Engaging local community attendance at event


Christina Hwang, Andrea Quaiattini, Monique Fiedler, Shelley Ross and Nicole Eva

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