Berkeley Public Library Offers Cornerstones of Science as part of STEM initiative

September 12, 2016

Contact: Sarah Dentan
Acting Deputy Director of Library Services
Berkeley Public Library


Berkeley Public Library Offers Cornerstones of Science as part of STEM initiative

Berkeley, CA. September 12, 2016—Berkeley Public Library is participating in a multi-library initiative aimed at bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) literacy to public libraries called Cornerstones of Science. Over the next two years, we will be looking at ways that we can further integrate science-related activities and resources into our library’s daily operations. With the assistance of Brandeis University, the Library is surveying our patrons to better understand how you use the library and to gain your perspective on how the Library can support science literacy on a daily basis.

Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey. This is an important effort for our library and we want to include your voice! The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. To take the survey, please click on this link:

Please note that the survey is anonymous. No one at our library or any of the sponsoring institutions will see your individual survey responses. Please be as honest as you can be in your answers to the survey questions. The survey is also voluntary, but we hope that you will take the time to complete it today.
We will be using the data from this survey to help plan the project, so we can better meet community needs, and so we can document the impacts of our efforts over time.  We will be conducting a second, similar survey in 2017.

If you have any problems accessing the survey, please let a library staff person know or email the researchers at Brandeis directly at

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