Libraries Invited to Bring Engineering and Engineers to their Community: A Virtual Program during November 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is partnering with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and its Project BUILD engineering program. Project BUILD is supported by the National Science Foundation. We invite public libraries across the country to participate in an exciting virtual engineering experience this coming November called Dream – Build – Create,

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Story Time from Space: Live Downlink

LIVE DOWNLINK TO BE RESCHEDULED Unfortunately, this downlink will have to be rescheduled by NASA. Until then, enjoy all of the other Story Time From Space readings & science videos on   Story Time From Space is having their first LIVE DOWNLINK from the International Space Station on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:30 am Central. For this live

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

(Resource List) Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas

STEAM Equity Webinar Resource List Contact Claire Ratcliffe ( or BeeBee Browne ( for questions Guest Presenters: Veronica Casanova, Librarian IV, Tulare County Library System, Exeter Branch Library   Flo Trujillo, President of REFORMA New Mexico   Miguel Ruiz, Supervising Librarian, Evanston Public Library   Keliann LaConte, Principle Investigator, STEAM Equity project Professional

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

(Resource List) Level Up Your Facilitation and be a “Guide on the Side” for Virtual and In-Person STEAM Programs

Hi everyone! This is the resource list of links for the CAL 2020 Pre-Conference Workshop, Level Up Your Facilitation and be a "Guide on the Side" for Virtual and In-Person STEAM Programs.  Contacts: Anne Holland ( Brooks Mitchell ( Claire Ratcliffe ( Keliann LaConte ( Workshop Agenda The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) Guide on the

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SciStarter: Resources for Libraries

Citizen Science and Libraries With support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, SciStarter and Arizona State University (ASU) are supporting libraries and community-based organizations as hubs for citizen science. In addition to offering turnkey citizen science kits for libraries, the team provides training

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Steam From Home: Side Scooper

Around May of 2020, it became pretty clear that library programming was going to look different for the foreseeable future. Having successfully produced the Saponify! video, it seemed like, while not a perfect vehicle, a regular STEAM video program could serve as a stand in for my in-person monthly STEAM Engines program. Hence, the STEAM

By |September 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tweens and STEM in the Library

The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute closed out its partnership with the Urban Libraries Council’s Partners for Middle School STEM project. The project, which kicked off in January 2019, brought together 10 public library systems to create and implement Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs for underserved youth,

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Virtual Community Dialogues

2020 has not been the year anyone expected. In the first three months of the new year businesses were shuttered, schools closed, millions unemployed, and for libraries across the country, in-person programming ended. Community leaders at libraries and other organizations felt a desperate need to impact their communities in a relevant way. Libraries acknowledged the

By |August 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quarantine and the Moon

Left to Right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin in the Mobil Quarantine Facility are pictured with president Nixon onboard the USS Hornet. Image Credit: NASA Almost everyone knows the date that astronauts first walked on the Moon, July 20, 1969. Another lesser known date is when the Apollo 11 astronauts were finishing up

By |August 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Strengthen Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in STEM

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility are fundamental values in the library community. The work to strengthen these areas is necessary and ongoing and can be done at the personal level, as a team, and with our communities. Below are some resources to help guide the journey towards ensuring people, especially those facing the greatest barriers

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Informal Learning, STEM, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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