Some kids are naturally drawn to libraries. For others, the stacks rank somewhere between the dentist chair and principal’s office on their list of favorite destinations. Corey Wittig is working to change that. He’s a librarian at the Falk Laboratory School, a progressive, experimental, demonstration grade school at the University of Pittsburgh.
Before joining the Falk team, Corey served as the Digital Learning Lead Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Corey developed a new, curriculum at CLP (called The Labs) that revolved around STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), including workshops and after-school programs where teens immerse themselves in the fields of filmmaking, photography, music composition, art and design, video game design, and more.