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Register for STAR Net’s “Summer of Space”!

As we prepare for the 2019 summer learning program, “A Universe of Stories”, The Collaborative Summer Library Program, STAR Net, and NASA have been working together on a virtual launch pad filled with STEM resources that libraries can utilize in their celebration of space exploration. With items including vetted STEM activities, collaboration opportunities, printables and many

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries and Citizen Science: Seeking Pilot Sites

Please complete application form by Jan 25, 2019 The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is seeking 3-4 U.S. libraries that are willing to review and pilot test resources and activities related to NASA’s GLOBE Observer citizen science program. Citizen science – also called volunteer science – engages the public in science investigations.  NASA’s GLOBE

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 Mission to the Moon

Join Us for this Live Webcast Event! BLOG UPDATE: Click here for a recording of the live webcast event. The tumultuous year of 1968 saw escalation of war, riots in the streets, and assassinations of leaders. During this time of upheaval back on Earth, NASA gave the world hope through its Apollo mission to the

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Making and Information Literacy

Guest post by Heather Moorefield-Lang Information Literacy Information Literacy, as defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries (2000), is the ability to know when information is needed as well as locate, evaluate, and use that information effectively. Information literacy typically has six steps (ACRL, 2000). Determine the type of information needed Accessing the

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries to Shine During Lights On Afterschool 2018

Guest post by Afterschool Alliance staff All across America, afterschool programs love their libraries! According to a 2017 study of more than 350 afterschool programs, nearly three-quarters reported that they were working with their local public library in diverse ways, from literacy initiatives to book lending programs and STEM activities. Those informal learning relationships deserve to

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Louisville Public Library Seeks New Director of Library and Museum Services

The Louisville Public Library has been a great friend to the STAR Net Project since it’s inception almost 10 years ago. They’re now looking for a new Director to carry on the amazing legacy of Beth Barrett, and requested we share this announcement with STAR Net libraries, as they’re the type of innovative individuals Louisville

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sharing Bright Ideas for Family Engagement in STEM through the Living Ideabook

Guest post by Margaret Caspe, PhD - Director of research and professional learning at Global Family Research Project How can LED lights, conductive copper tape, and coin batteries bring brightness to families in Homer, Alaska during the darkest winter months? Through a STEM-focused family program at the Homer Public Library of course! Librarians in Homer recently created a

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Science Education Resources Survey

A group of museums is conducting research on informal science institutions and escape rooms experiences. An escape room is an increasingly popular physical adventure game in which players are “locked” in a room and as a team must solve a series of puzzles to “escape” the room. The purpose of this survey is to the

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Host a Community Screening of NOVA’s “Decoding the Weather Machine”

Are you interested in starting a conversation about climate change in your community? On April 18th, NOVA aired its newest climate change documentary, Decoding the Weather Machine. This two hour special takes a deep dive into our climate machine to explain why scientists agree that our climate is changing, how climate change will impact our

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries and Engineers: Who Knew It Could Be So Much Fun?

By Brooks Mitchell, Education Coordinator The best and the brightest of the library world came together with the best and the brightest of the civil engineering world in Denver, Colorado for the Project BUILD Workshop this April. I had the privilege of helping organize this event and, as is usual when working with librarians, feel

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Engineering|0 Comments
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