NASA@ My Library Kits are Ready To Borrow
As part of the NASA@ My Library program, the State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce we are ready to circulate our NASA@ My Library STEM programming kits to public libraries in Ohio. The kits will be available on a first-come first serve basis, with priority given to libraries that serve under-served and underrepresented STEM communities. More information about the contents and to request a kit for your library can be found here.
The State library of Ohio is one of fourteen state library agencies selected to receive a 2019 NASA@ My Library grant with resources, training and support, and $5,000 in funding. NASA@ My Library is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation.
NASA@ My Library is funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) as part of its STEM Activation program. Visit www.starnetlibraries.org/portfolio-items/nasa-my-library/ 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. Key partners for NASA@ My Library include the Space Science Institute and its National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), the American Library Association (ALA), Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), Cornerstones of Science, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and other organizations.
NASA@ My Library aims to engage diverse communities in STEM learning, including communities that are underrepresented in STEM fields. The educational support materials and outreach opportunities provided are part of the STAR Library Network (STAR Net), a hands-on learning program for libraries and their communities (www.starnetlibraries.org).
Questions from libraries regarding the State Library’s NASA@ My Library program can be directed to Penelope Shumaker, firstname.lastname@example.org.