Poster presented June 24, 2018 at the ALA Annual Conference 2018 - Science & Technology Section (STS) Poster Session in New Orleans, LA.


The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse provided academic librarians in the United States, especially those in the direct path of totality, the opportunity to promote their library’s STEM related collections and services and engage with their campus and local communities. Events like this can help spread science literacy across a campus and a community. This poster outlines many of the ways one library, in the path of totality, partnered with campus and local groups to promote the eclipse and involve the university campus. Activities included creating displays and exhibits, serving on campus committees, presenting to adult and summer reading groups across the community, holding a book signing, offering astronomy related 3D printing workshops, providing instruction on finding and evaluating science related resources, etc. Information includes what worked and did not work on this campus and suggestions when participating in large community science related events.