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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

Explore Your Backyard Wilderness Library Exhibits

Bring the outdoors into your library! In conjunction with the release of the new 3D IMAX film Backyard Wilderness, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is offering libraries across the country the opportunity to host a beautiful backyard wilderness exhibit and outreach campaign designed to get kids excited about exploring the outdoors and observing the ecosystems they live

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Discover Exoplanets Exhibition Announcement

The STAR Net Program at the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning, is proud to announce the following library and museum partner host sites for the Discover Exoplanets exhibition, starting its tour this August: Pueblo City County Public Library and Rawlings News Museum (Pueblo, CO) –

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girls Steam Ahead with NASA – Library/Organization Administrator Survey

by Emma Marcucci, Girls STEAM Ahead With NASA Hello NASA@Library community! Over the past year you may have seen information in the Star Net blog or attended a webinar related to resources for “Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA” (GSAWN). We’re contacting organizers from libraries who may have held GSAWN youth events in 2017 to ask

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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