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Saturday, April 21 • 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Tech Lab Collab: A School and Public Library Teaming Success!

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Tech Lab is a joint venture between West Linn High School and West Linn Public Library to help support STEM activities for teenagers in West Linn. The natural pairing of a high school library and a public library has led to an innovative after school experience hosted at WLHS. The knowledge and expertise of both libraries comes together for the benefit of students.

Tech Lab was brought about by our combined desire to expose teenagers to various technologies through a weekly drop in meeting time. Weekly meetings allow kids to build interest and help drive some of the enrollment in other tech programming activities at both the high school and the public library. Combining our resources (both in time and materials) has allowed us to scaffold out to more students than otherwise possible. Our goals and learning targets for Tech Lab are to create student capacity and interest with tech innovation, as a possible interest area for their future. Activities such as drone flying, computer programming, virtual reality (using a HTC VIVE), visiting industry and college campuses, and robotics were part of our scope during the 2016-2017 school year. Happily, we have just launched our second year!


Stacy Erickson

Teacher-Librarian, West Linn High School
Stacy Erickson has been the Teacher-Librarian at West Linn High School for 11 years. She received her doctorate in education at University of Oregon. 

Caitrin Lenartz

Library Assistant, West Linn Public Library
Caitrin Lenartz is currently helping out in many different programs at the West Linn Public Library. She currently serves as the volunteer coordinator and helps out with the teen makerspace.
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Rebecca Mayer

Teen/Tween Librarian, West Linn Public Library
Rebecca works primarily with teens, tweens, and upper elementary-aged children. She is passionate about video games, middle grade fiction & teen fiction and BIG programs.


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm PDT
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA