Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science
Presented by SciStarter with support from the National Library of Medicine
Welcome librarians and library staff! If you completed the Foundations of Citizen Science module and earned the badge, congratulations! You are now eligible to proceed to this “Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science” self-guided training module and badge! (Otherwise, complete the prerequisite training to proceed.)
For a limited time, the Medical Library Association will provide professional development credits upon completion of this module and the accompanying surveys.
Completion of this multimedia module takes approximately one hour.
Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science meets the following objectives:
1. Recognize why engaging the public in citizen science is a critical component of library life-long learning efforts.
2. Identify the benefits of turning your library into a community hub for citizen science.
3. Identify strategies and tools for selecting and aligning the right citizen science programs with the interests or concerns of your community.
4. Identify resources (including health and medical resources) that will help you introduce, supplement, support, and facilitate awareness of and engagement in citizen science at your library.
5. Identify resources and strategies that will help you train staff to recruit and sustain patron engagement in citizen science.
Complete this self-guided tutorial and quiz. Score an 80% or higher to unlock your badge and surveys required for Professional Development credits. Note: The tutorial is only accessible if you completed the Foundation of Citizen Science tutorial. The module opens in a new tab so be sure to come back to this page to claim your badge and access the surveys. Learn more about the Foundations of Citizen Science Badge and the Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science Badge here.