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STAR Net News - June 20, 2018
STAR Net News - June 20, 2018
June 20, 2018
Headed to the Annual ALA Conference in New Orleans This Week?
Stop by the NASA booth (#1839) where the STAR Net team be hosting three special NASA Hyperwall sessions during this year's event. We'll also be conducting an additional three standard sessions and operating booth space highlighting STEM activities and distributing some very special giveaways.
STAR Net's Keliann LaConte Selected as 2018-2019 Fullbright Global Scholar
Join us in congratuating Keliann as she will soon be traveling overseas to work with universities and public libraries on the topic of STEM learning. This summer, she will be hosted by the University of South Australia in Adelaide. During her visit, she hopes to learn more about STEM learning in Australian libraries, while also sharing about the amazing work and collaborations around STEM in U.S. public libraries.
Her project is designed to leave librarians, scientists, engineers, and educators with new ideas, resources, and collaborations for supporting STEM learning in libraries. To that end, she will be conducting research and providing professional development. Her work will provide a snapshot of the state of STEM learning efforts in Australian libraries and develop promising directions for ongoing collaboration at the intersection of STEM and libraries.
STAR_Net Webinar Series
Parker Solar Probe Launch: How Will Your Library be Involved? 
Note: During our Summer Reading break, we'll be highlighting some important past webinars.
In the summer of 2018, NASA will launch the Parker Solar Probe. This small, car-sized spacecraft will travel into the Sun’s atmosphere, within four million miles of our star’s surface. Listen to Space Science Institute’s Brooks Mitchell and Dr. Paul Dusenbery to learn all about NASA’s first mission to “touch” the Sun and ways that your library can be involved.
What is the Summer Solstice?
An Astonomer Explains
The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere. People around the world observe the change of seasons with bonfires and festivals and Fête de la Musique celebrations. >">Read more >>
NASA... For Educators. That Means You!
Have you visited the informal education section of NASA's website? Take advantage of this online repository in which you can read informative articles, watch helpful videos and search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword.
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

Exploring Civil Engineering

By Amy Holcomb
This summer our STEAM space, the BOOMbox, is exploring engineering. We’re focusing on a different field of engineering every two weeks to help kids understand the breadth and overlap of this STEAM topic.
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Conferences

American Library Association (ALA)
June 21-26, 2018
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Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)
Sept. 13-15, 2018

Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL)
Sept. 13-15, 2018

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ATSC)
Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2018
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Programming
Opportunities

Summer Reading Program - Theme: Music, Slogan: Libraries Rock
Summer, 2018
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Parker Solar
Probe Launch
July/August, 2018
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International Observe the
Moon Night

October 20, 2018

Lights On Afterschool
October 25, 2018

Mars InSight Landing
November 26, 2018
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