Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your results will be used in this pilot study from the Space Science Institute's STAR Library Network (STAR Net). The purpose is to create a robust final tool that will be used to help libraries across the country better understand their next steps in providing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programming in their community. The STAR Library Network provides free training, materials, and support to more than 8,000 public libraries across the country. To learn more, visit www.starnetlibraries.org.

The following questions will ask about the following two perspectives: 1) About your library and their commitment to STEAM programming and 2) Your beliefs about the importance of STEAM learning in a library environment. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes. At the end of the survey, you will be asked to provide feedback so that we can continue to improve this tool. Your results will remain anonymous.
Part 1: Your Library

For the following questions, think about STEAM education and programming at your library from an organizational lens.


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* 1. The following statements relate to STEAM learning. For each statement, please select the choice that best describes your library.

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My library offers STEAM Programming
My library serves many different age groups with our STEAM programming (e.g., children, teens, young adults, adults)
My library focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion with our STEAM programming (e.g., programs are culturally relevant, provided at convenient times, etc)
My library has strong partnerships with other informal education institutions and/or schools
My library shares resources or materials with other libraries that are facilitating STEAM programs
The leadership and managers of my library support our STEAM programs and services
My library has the necessary technology available to support STEAM programs at my library
My library has the resources and materials necessary to implement STEAM programs (STEM kits, Maker kits, etc)
My library has sufficient space to implement our planned STEAM programs
My library has the necessary funding to implement/sustain STEAM programs
My library is aware of grant funding opportunities for implementing STEAM programs
My library's mission statement includes reference to some aspect of STEAM 
My library's mission statement includes reference to lifelong learning
STEAM education and learning is an important part of my library's vision
My library takes steps to promote STEAM learning opportunities for our community using a variety of media
My library consistently offers STEAM programming, activities, and resources to our patrons

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* 2. How interested would your library be in utilizing tailored resources to help develop and offer more STEM programming and learning opportunities?

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* 3. Please describe your response to Question 2 above.

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* 4. What is your personal opinion on what could help your library or libraries in general implement STEM-related programming?

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* 5. How has the pandemic impacted your library and your ability to offer STEM-related programming?

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