Mega M Subramaniam

Dr. Mega M Subramaniam

Mega M Subramaniam

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC)
Patuxent 2109E
(301) 405-3406

PhD, Florida State

Office: 2109E, Patuxent Building

Research Interests:

Gender and diversity in computing, emergence of new areas of inquiry related to computing and information science education, instructional design

The role of cultural institutions in STEM education, Diversity in STEM education.

Through my research, I hope to revolutionize school libraries as hub for science and mathematics learning.  School library programs of the future will provide instruction, facilitation and resources in learning multiple literacies, inquiry and participatory skills that are crucial for scientific exploration and discovery.  Such library programs will supplement and enrich formal classroom learning, and entice youths and children to be the next generation of scientists and mathematicians.

Connected Learning at the Library: Developing Librarians' Capacity to Support Today's Digital Youth

Principal Investigator: Mega M Subramaniam Dr. Katie Davis

This project brings together faculty members from the library and information science (LIS) schools at the University of Washington and University of Maryland and public library partners to develop a suite of professional development resources aimed at building public librarians’ capacity to leverage digital media and connected learning principles to promote 21st century skills among the youth they serve.

Embracing Participatory Design and Design Thinking in Children and Youth Librarianship

Principal Investigator: Mega M Subramaniam
Investigator: Paul T. Jaeger

The iSchool and the College of Education at the University of Maryland, along with organizations within the American Library Association (ALA), are committed to advancing youth learning in libraries to develop a 12-credit online post-master’s certificate program.