Mega M. Subramaniam

Mega M. Subramaniam

Mega M. Subramaniam

Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Youth eXperience (YX) Lab
Office: 
Patuxent Building, Room 2109-E
Telephone: 
(301) 405-3406

Dr. Subramaniam's research focuses on enhancing the role of libraries in fostering the mastery of emerging digital literacies that are essential to STEM learning among underserved young people. Her work has been generously funded by various federal and private agencies, and is intended to bring research and practice together to enhance the skills of in-service and pre-service librarians.

Focus

Enhancing the role of libraries in fostering digital literacies among underserved young people.

Current Research Interests

  • Youth learning and technology
  • Youth emerging digital literacies
  • Learning in libraries

Education

  • PhD, Florida State

Recognition

 

Capturing Computational Thinking Literacy Development in Public Libraries

Principal Investigator: Mega M. Subramaniam
Investigator: David Weintrop

This project responds to the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries (funding category: Research in Service to Practice), focusing specifically on helping library staff evaluate and improve computational thinking (CT) programming for youth (ages 11-18).

Enhancing Digital Privacy and Security Skills for Low-Socioeconomic Families: Resources for Librarians and Patrons

Principal Investigator: Jessica Vitak, Mega M. Subramaniam
Investigator:

The project detailed below responds to the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries (Research grant category) and covers a three-year period from December 2016 to November 2019.