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NASA Content Used in Study of Interest Development at a Public Library

Posted on March 27, 2019 - 10:38 AM CDT

Tags: General Public | Informal | SMD E/PO Community

On March 13, 2019, the Tom Green County Library System (San Angelo, TX), in collaboration with the Space Science Institute and its NASA@ My Library initiative, launched the Patron Experience Pilot project. The project aims to test ways that libraries can help foster the public’s interest in Earth and space science.

The strategies are designed to first trigger interest in a NASA science topic even among patrons who may be reluctant to say they are interested in science. After interacting repeatedly with the content, that will change twice a month, patrons may seek out related library programs and resources that can further develop their interest. Within the first two days of being launched, over 300 interactions with Earth and space science content were logged.