NASA at My Library2019-01-17T16:08:16+00:00

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is excited to be one of fourteen state library agencies selected for cohort 2 of NASA @ My Library, a nationwide science-technology initiative by the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) launched in 2018.

ICfL will receive resources, training and support through NASA @ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning 
opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is excited to be one of fourteen state library agencies selected for cohort 2 of NASA @ My Library, a nationwide science-technology initiative by the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) launched in 2018.

ICfL will receive resources, training and support through NASA @ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning 
opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

What is in the kits?
Reserve a Kit
Kit reservation calendar
Trainings & Instructional Videos
Promotional Materials

NASA @ My Library kit information

This project is open to all public libraries in Idaho. All other types of libraries (school, academic, special) may participate by coordinating with their local public library in offering events open to the general public. The project is designed to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the state and especially aimed at geographical areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. Shipping of kits is provided free of charge.

You can reserve a kit for your library to have for up to 2 weeks via the reservation form.

Once you receive a confirmation email, your library will be shown on the reservation calendar as having it reserved.

The calendar entry will include:

  • The name of your library
  • The city your library is in
  • The name and contact information for the person reserving the kit

Once your reservation is confirmed, please start advertising programming in your community for those dates. Feel free to use the sample promotional materials from this site.

By reserving a kit my library agrees to:

  1. Promote the event(s) my library will be using the kit(s) for
  2. Fill out the survey (online or paper) about your event(s) – Online survey for Kit 1 and Kit 2
  3. Complete the inventory check list before returning
  4. Return kit on time so next library can receive in time for their event(s)

All activities in the kit have detailed instructions for program presenters.  (Just remember with the STEM kits, participants are encouraged to explore the activities and pondering/questioning is strongly encouraged.)

Editable NASA @ My Library event flyer (download AND save before editing!)

Night Sky Network Flyer

NASA Solar System Ambassadors Flyer

Posters, infographics, fact sheets, and more!

Promotional Best Practices:

  • Social media tag #nasaatmylibrary
  • Library website
  • E-newsletter
  • E-publications sent to library staff and trustees with information about upcoming NASA @ My Library programming
  • Announce participation at monthly board and membership meetings

Who is eligible?

This project is open to all public libraries in Idaho. All other types of libraries (school, academic, special) may participate by coordinating with their local public library in offering events open to the general public.  The project is designed to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the state and especially aimed at geographical areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

Who can help?

Did you know there are space experts in Idaho, just waiting to collaborate on a program with you? There are!

Night Sky Network Astronomy Clubs (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the public. Search the NSN club listings to find one near you for possible collaborations!

NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) is a program of volunteers that shares the latest in NASA’s science and discoveries of their space exploration missions through events in their communities. Search the SSA Directory for volunteers in your area.

What is in the kits?

Kit 1 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Moonbear's Shadow

Moonbear’s Shadow
by Frank Asch

What's in the Weather Today?What’s in the Weather Today?
by Dr. Seuss

Getting a Feel for Lunar CraterGetting a Feel for Lunar Craters
by NASA
(download text-only and audio versions for the visually impaired)

Kit 2 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of our earth
by Carron Brown
A shine-a-light book (flashlight included)

The Secret GalaxyThe secret galaxy
by Fran Hodgkins

Find the ConstellationsFind the constellations
by H.A. Rey

Who is eligible?

This project is open to all public libraries in Idaho. All other types of libraries may participate by coordinating with their local public library in offering events open to the general public.  The project is designed to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the state and especially aimed at geographical areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.

What’s New?

Idaho Commission for Libraries announces NASA @ My Library project

NASA’s Night Sky Network (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the public.  Go to bit.ly/FindNSN to find a NSN club near you for possible collaborations!

NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) is a program of volunteers that shares the latest in NASA’s science and discoveries of their space exploration missions through events in their communities. For the SSA Directory for volunteers in your area go to: solarsystem.nasa.gov/ssa.

What is in the kits?

Kit 1 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Moonbear's Shadow

Moonbear’s Shadow
by Frank Asch

What's in the Weather Today?What’s in the Weather Today?
by Dr. Seuss

Getting a Feel for Lunar CraterGetting a Feel for Lunar Craters
by NASA
(download text-only and audio versions for the visually impaired)

Kit 2 includes complete facilitator guide, materials list, and reusable supplies for the following activities:

Secrets of the Earth

Secrets of our earth
by Carron Brown
A shine-a-light book (flashlight included)

The Secret GalaxyThe secret galaxy
by Fran Hodgkins

Find the ConstellationsFind the constellations
by H.A. Rey

Reservation Calendar

We are currently having issues with the calendar updating to the website. Be advised that the kits are fully booked for June – August, even if the calendar does not reflect this. Thank you for your patience while we troubleshoot! – NASA @ My Library Team

KEY PARTNERS

Key partners include the Space Science Institute (SSI) and its National Center for Interactive learning (NCIL), the American Library Association (ALA), Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Cornerstones of Science,  the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and other organizations. Additional support for this project comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
NASA@ My Library is funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Visit https://science.nasa.gov/learners to learn more about NASA@ My Library and the 26 other cooperative agreements SMD selected via a national competition to engage the public in space and earth science.
For information about the program visit https://www.starnetlibraries.org/portfolio-items/nasa-my-library/

Deana Brown

Emerging Trends Consultant
Email / 208.639.4156
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For more information on the NASA@ My Library project in Idaho, please contact Deana Brown, Emerging Trends Consultant at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 208.639.4156 or at deana.brown@libraries.idaho.gov.