When University of Idaho (UI) Extension brought the Idaho 4-H Teen Conference to UI's main campus, the conference organizers collaborated with UI librarians to organize a workshop in the library's newly established makerspace, the Making, Innovating, and Learning Laboratory (MILL). In the MILL, the students used cutting-edge technology to foster new or existing interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This article describes how Extension and 4-H youth development professionals can team with librarians to use library makerspaces to introduce 4-H high school students to STEM technologies and digital literacies that will be necessary for jobs of the future.
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Hendrix, B., & Williamson, E. (2017). Tinkering with Technology: A Library Workshop to Support 4-H Youth Development. The Journal of Extension, 55(6), Article 39. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.55.06.39