Virtual Night Sky Programs for “Imagine Your Story”

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank View Chat Transcript Virtual Night Sky Programs for “Imagine Your Story” Join STAR Net and the Lunar and Planetary Institute to hear stories about the constellations and night sky features in view this summer, and learn about ways that YOU can bring these “sky stories” to your patrons for the 2020 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) summer reading theme, “Imagine Your Story.” We will demonstrate how to facilitate virtual programs about constellations and the night sky for your patrons using free, downloadable software (Stellarium) paired with interactive, low-material, [...]

Closing the Gender Gap

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank View Chat Transcript Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs Are you interested in making your library programs more equitable, where all patrons can “see themselves” in your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities? STAR Net is teaming up with the Emmy-award winning PBS SciGirls to explore the importance of gender equitable programs where all patrons can develop positive STEAM identities. Be part of the change in closing the gender gap by offering empowering programs and activities that strengthen girls’ interest and confidence in [...]

Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas In this webinar, attendees gain new ideas and understanding of how to offer culturally responsive programming to Latinx communities and build relationships safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar, along with Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs, is offered to make programming resources and promising practices from the STAR Net STEAM Equity Project: Enhancing Learning Opportunities in Libraries of Rural Communities broadly available. All library workers are welcome. Webinar participants will learn about the importance of [...]

STEAM Learning in Public Libraries

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank STEAM Learning in Public Libraries: A “Guide on the Side” Approach for Inclusive Learning “Guide on the Side” facilitation can open a new world of STEAM learning opportunities for your library patrons. A Guide on the Side elicits learners’ thoughts, ideas, and conceptions and encourages them to work together to build new understanding or skills for themselves. In this webinar, facilitators from the STAR Library Network will highlight their most recent article in the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Children and Libraries (CAL) journal and give you [...]

Community Dialogues to Support Equitable Programming, Access, and Action in YOUR Library

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Community Dialogues to Support Equitable Programming, Access, and Action in YOUR Library Community Dialogues are informal conversations with your community leaders and members that aim to uncover disparities in participation, identify new partnership opportunities, and begin planning for collaborative and creative solutions to equity concerns in your library and community. This interactive webinar will include a brief description of Dialogues and available resources, with most of the hour devoted to an open mic where you can ask questions and “dialogue about dialogue” with other library staff, including those who [...]

Universal Design for Learning for Library Staff: Inquiry-Based, Active, Remote Learning Using UDL

Watch Recorded Webinar (Day 1) Watch Recorded Webinar (Day 2) Universal Design for Learning for Library Staff: Inquiry-Based, Active, Remote Learning Using UDL As library staff look ahead to summer 2021, they are beginning to consider how they will adapt summer reading plans to reach as many patrons as possible, whether virtual or in-person. Library staff have found themselves in a sea of tools and resources to facilitate virtual programming during the COVID-19 crisis to simulate the in-person environment, with each tool and resource producing a different result. One methodology, if implemented properly, has the capacity to not only [...]

Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Chat File Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session This Q&A session gives libraries a chance to learn about and find creative ways to utilize ViewSpace in their spaces, on their websites, and combine with programming. ViewSpace is a web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. ViewSpace gives you the opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe through videos that can be played on demand or as a looping exhibit and through digital interactives that allow you to explore objects [...]

We Are Water: Community Water Connections in the Four Corners Region

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript   We Are Water: Community Water Connections in the Four Corners Region World Water Day is March 22nd, but you can celebrate water all month long with STAR Net and CIRES Education & Outreach as we explore the extraordinary ways that water brings our communities together. This webinar is specially designed for libraries in the Four Corners Region of the United States. Join us as we explore how water, critical and scarce in the Four Corners Region, connects diverse communities through our shared place and [...]

Celebrate Citizen Science Month with SciStarter and STAR Net

Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript Celebrate Citizen Science Month with SciStarter and STAR Net Hundreds of libraries across the country are community hubs for citizen science. Yours can be, too! Citizen science connects communities to real scientific data through engaging projects that help make the world a better place. We will be hearing from library staff about their citizen science experiences and having a live chat about ways your community can get involved. Come with questions and walk away with resources and tips to support a citizen science project at [...]

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