NASA @ My Library
The Library of Michigan is one of four state library agencies to be selected for NASA @ My Library, a nationwide science-technology initiative launched in 2018. The Library of Michigan will receive resources, training and support through NASA @ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning
opportunties for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.
The project is led by the National Center for Interactive learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office,
the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science and the Education Development Center.
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).
For information about the program visit https://www.starnetlibraries.org/portfolio-items/nasa-my-library/.
Who is eligible?
This project is open to all public libraries in Michigan and designed to increase and enhance STEM learing opportunities for library patrons throughout the state and especially aimed at geographical areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education.
NASA @ My Library Program Facilitation Kits
1) View a list of what programs come in each kit. [Link Coming Soon]
2) Reserve dates to receive a kit. [Link Coming Soon]
3) Schedule and advertise programs for the public during the period your library has reserved the kit.
4) Return kit to the Library of Michigan on time so the next library can receive it for their programming and complete the required survey.
Training for public library staff will be hands-on and focus on STEM space connections. Registration will be limited and will open by early August, so save the date on your calendar now.
Tuesday, September 11th: RAM Center in Roscommon, MI
Thursday, September 13th: NMU Library, Marquette, MI
Wednesday, September 19: Flint Public Library, Flint, MI
Friday, September 21: Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Monday, September 24: Bloomfield Township Public Library, Bloomfield Twp, MI
Coming this Fall we will learn from 3 Michigan libraries that are participating in the NASA @ My Library nation-wide cohort!
For more information on the NASA@ My Library project in Michigan, please contact Cathy Lancaster, Youth Services Coordinator at the Library of Michigan, 517-335-8129 or at LancasterC5@Michigan.gov.