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All Washed Up Looking for Oceans STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!

2022-05-27T11:29:07-06:00

Summer reading is rapidly approaching! If your library is participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading theme or you simply want to facilitate some awesome water-themed STEAM activities the summer, have we got the toolkit for you!  The NASA@ My Library Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity toolkit containing five ready-to-deploy hands-on activities related to ocean and water science. Each activity has been selected to be low-cost, adaptable, and fun for you and your patrons!  This digital toolkit includes blog posts here on starnetlibraries.org to help program facilitators with additional information on the tools and concepts [...]

All Washed Up Looking for Oceans STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!2022-05-27T11:29:07-06:00

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences

2022-05-06T13:05:18-06:00

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences by Kevin Tolley, Supervising Librarian Suisun City Library Suisun City, CA We are libraries and because of that we include everyone. This is a matter of deep moral imperative. We also are libraries, and because of that we need to increase our market penetration and usage rates in underserved populations. This is a financial imperative if we’re going to continue to function as libraries and have patrons who enjoy our services into the future. It would seem that these two things dovetail beautifully, on the one hand a [...]

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences2022-05-06T13:05:18-06:00

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners

2022-05-06T13:02:29-06:00

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners by Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships Librarian Fletcher Free Library Burlington, VT Libraries serve communities as unique as the individuals who live and work there.  Even libraries within the same city can be very different from one another.  One of our super-powers as librarians is the ability to craft our materials, services and buildings to best reflect the needs of our own unique community.   Keeping the library vibrant and vital is a dynamic process.  When members of your community aren’t participating in your programming or coming through the door, there are a several options for [...]

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners2022-05-06T13:02:29-06:00

Come join the great discussions going on in our ALA Connect Affinity Groups!

2022-02-07T15:01:34-07:00

As part of the NASA@ My Library program STAR Net is partnering with the American Library Association to facilitate Affinity Group discussions for libraries to discuss important topics! Affinity Groups convene on a variety of member-defined topics designed to help build the capacity of library professionals to incorporate NASA SMEs and NASA STEAM activities into their programs and services while supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). Affinity Groups meet in small groups to foster discussion; these meetings will be held at various frequencies, as needed. For example, Affinity Group members may convene for a series of discussions on working with [...]

Come join the great discussions going on in our ALA Connect Affinity Groups!2022-02-07T15:01:34-07:00

Building a science-focused reading challenge? Check out these great resources!

2021-12-07T16:37:15-07:00

Reading challenges are a great way to engage patrons and encourage learners of all ages to read. Reading challenges vary from participating in a national summer reading challenge through the Collaborative Summer Library Program, utilizing reading challenge software like Beanstack or READSquared, or simply providing a list of books and activities to your patrons. To aid you in putting together any kind of reading challenge at your library, STAR Net has assembled a list of resources to help you integrate science readings and activities into your upcoming reading challenges! Check them out in the blog post below. Readings for Librarians Not [...]

Building a science-focused reading challenge? Check out these great resources!2021-12-07T16:37:15-07:00

Planning a JWST Launch Event? Check out the Look Up! Explore Our Universe STEAM Activity Toolkit!

2021-12-13T14:31:58-07:00

The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in December 2021. This launch is a great opportunity for you to engage your patrons with an exciting new NASA science mission! To help you program for this once-in-a-lifetime event, we put together a digital STEAM Activity Toolkit as part of the NASA@ My Library Look Up! Explore Our Universe campaign containing five ready-to-deploy hands-on activities related to the science behind NASA’s new space telescope mission. Each activity has been selected to be low-cost, adaptable, and fun for you and your patrons! This digital toolkit includes blog posts here on starnetlibraries.org to [...]

Planning a JWST Launch Event? Check out the Look Up! Explore Our Universe STEAM Activity Toolkit!2021-12-13T14:31:58-07:00
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