STAR Net News - October 3, 2018
STAR Net News - October 3, 2018
October 3, 2018
Get Your Amazing Programs Published!
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net), Afterschool Alliance, and Global Family Research Project are partnering to create a “how-to” guide for ways libraries and afterschool programs can collaborate to promote family learning. If you have an awesome library-afterschool partnership/program that engages families that you’d like to share with the community, please send an email to Anne Holland by October 20th with some information about your program. A handful of libraries and their partners will be featured in this new guide.
Colorado Library Selected to Host NASA
In-flight Education Downlink Event!

The High Plains Library District, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and its NASA@ My Library initiative, was recently selected by NASA to host a live In-flight Education Downlink from the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.
STAR_Net Webinar Series
Bringing a "Universe of Stories"
to Your Library

Date: Tuesday October 23, 2018
Time: 3
pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT
Summer 2019 may feel like it’s far away, but the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) “Universe of Stories” learning theme will be here quicker than a photon traversing from the Sun to Earth.

“What space-themed programs will I do?”
“Who will I partner with community organizations?”
“What if I don’t know anything about space?”
“How do I…STEM?”

If you find yourself asking these questions, then this is the webinar for you! Join the STAR Net team and Luke Kralik, Organizational Coordinator for CSLP, to learn more about the 2019 summer learning theme and ways that you can bring it to life in YOUR library. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to celebrate this out-of-this-world theme!
For those that are unable to attend our live webinars, we will have a recording posted on our website within a day or two after the live presentation.
Take the Environmental Science
Program Interest Survey

As a library, you have been identified as an informal educator who may be interested in teaching about Earth and environmental science topics to young learners.
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Center for Science Education is interested in knowing what type of science resources the organization you work for might be using and what additional resources your organization would like to access.
Connected Science Learning
This month, CSL (Issue 7, Part 3) focuses on how a mobile, makerspace that travels to schools, powwows, and community events throughout a tribal reservation can be made culturally relevant, plus learning about a one-day mentoring program that used Foldscope, an origami microscope that can be constructed for less than $1.
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources” (STAR) and training to use those resources. Plus, engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of exploration and discovery through new NASA@ My Library and Project BUILD resources! 
STAR Net is built upon a strong network of collaborators and partners, led by the Space Science Institute’s (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL). Partners include the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Afterschool Alliance, Education Development Center, Datum Advisors, Cornerstones of Science, and the Pacific Science Center. Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, NASA Science Mission Directorate, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
STAR Net Blogs

AR, VR, MR - Huh?

By Christina Keasler
You don’t have to look very far to find the next trend in technology education. There are a lot of choices out there, and a lot of letters have been thrown around lately, but what do they mean? Use this guide when making your next techno-decision.

STEM Learning in the Library

By Amy Holcomb
This month I had the opportunity to participate in the Working Group on Partnerships for Middle School and STEM Learning with the Urban Libraries Council.
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Young Adult Services Symposium (YALSA)
Nov. 2-4, 2018
More Info >>

AGU Fall Meeting
Dec. 10-14, 2018
More Info >>
All Conferences

Earth Science Week
October 14-20, 2018
More Info >>

NASA In-flight Education Downlink
October 18, 2018
More Info >>

International Observe the
Moon Night

October 20, 2018
More Info >>

Lights On Afterschool
October 25, 2018
More Info >>

Mars InSight Landing
November 26, 2018
More Info >>
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