STAR Net News - June 8, 2022
STAR Net News - June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022
Join us at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition!
Washington DC  |  June 23–28, 2022

Are you heading to the Annual American Library Association Conference in Washington D.C.? The STAR Net team is looking forward to seeing you both at the NASA booth and our Eclipse station! We will have information on the two new Eclipses coming our way in 2023 and 2024 (yes, it’s Eclipse 2.0!) Stop by to say hi, grab a button, and learn about some awesome solar science!

  • STEAM Equity: Gender Equitable STEAM Programming
    Friday, June 24, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Washington Convention Center, 150B (Ticketed Event)
  • Don’t Talk at Them – Learn with Them! Facilitation Strategies and Resources to Help Your Library Engage Young Patrons in STEAM Learning Experiences
    Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Location: Washington Convention Center, 150A
We can’t wait to see you there!
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STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!

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! 
Check out the Activity Toolkit
STEAM Strategies: Guide on the Side

STEAM Strategies: Guide on the Side

Allow patrons to actively drive the learning by taking a “Guide on the Side” approach by using open-ended questions that have multiple “right” answers and playful activities that encourage deep thinking and exploration. Patrons can dive into the fun side of exploring an activity and engage in lively discussions while learning about STEAM concepts!
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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.
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, Collaborative Summer Library Program, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Education Development Center, Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), University of Colorado. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, and the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
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(Resource List) James Webb Space Telescope First Image – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar
By Claire Ratcliffe Adams
STAR Net’s Look Up: Explore Our Universe campaign is a celebration of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission. Check out the resources included in the James Webb Space Telescope First Image – Toolkit Unboxing  Webinar for more information on the campaign and JWST. 
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(Resource List) Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week
By Claire Ratcliffe Adams
Earth Science Week will take place October 9-15 with the theme “Earth Science for a Sustainable World.” Learning about and conserving water is a fundamental aspect of a sustainable future! Check out this resource list and webinar recording of engaging and fun water activities and resources developed by the We are Water Project Team that you can use to celebrate Earth Science Week – and beyond!
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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. When members of your community aren’t participating in your programming or coming through the door, there are a several options for making sure the library reaches them too. Here is what one library did to build connections with their community. 
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Artemis 1 Watchparty Registration 
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Our Blue Planet: Earth
Summer 2022
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