Decisionmaking in the age of open access, makerspaces, and the everchanging library. Following the 2014 white house maker faire, when over 100 ulc member libraries signed on to a letter to president obama pledging the enduring commitment of public libraries to being centers of creating, ulc has collected library makerspace descriptions showcasing how libraries turn ideas into action. During this 4week online course, youll hear directly from expert keynote speakers doing inspiring work that you. Free library was the first library to establish a fab lab.
Maker workshop library journal professional development for. When it comes to public libraries, and especially for young learners, makerspaces are ideal for the development of tactile skills and cognitive problem solving skills. Making your makerspace work association for library. Makerspaces in libraries library technology essentials. Helpful for practicing librarians and library school students as well. This exploratory study examines users perceptions of their experience in public library makerspaces. With its broad focus on all types of libraries, fascinating case studies, and an excellent list of current resources, makerspaces. This book explains how to transform school librariesalways considered a destination for thinking and learningto also be the place of doing, creating, and producing. So proactive administrations and public library management are taking steps to support their stressedout staff. More information about the workshops can be found on our blog posts from the events on 31 may 2017 and 6. The type of creation and exploration that takes place in a given makerspace is flexible and largely defined by the spaces tools, supplies and the community it hosts.
Library makerspaces come in many forms and offer places to tinker, develop work skills or invent. A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to cocreate, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. The fayetteville free library ffl is the home of the first library makerspace in the united states. Seven surprising benefits of maker spaces by carrie barron and alton barron, school library journal. Dont let makerspaces be a passing trend school library journal makerspaces and equal access to learning edutopia makerspace stories and. The presence of makerspaces in libraries presents new challenges and considerations. More logged minutes mean more donated books in this years scholastic. Maybe someday we may actually be able to publish the journals or books in our own makerspaces. Museums, libraries and makerspaces, institute of museum and library services imls imls makes a strong case for libraries and museums to implement makerspaces as a means to strengthen communitybased learning, particularly for critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and engagement in stem.
Christian sheehy joined xavier university as digital initiatives librarian in 2015 after 7 years of public library management experience. It is designed to empower learners with tools to become effective, ethical users and creators of information, as well as lifelong readers. Not all library makerspaces are the same nor should they be. Learn about the makerspace at carnegie public library pittsburgh in our free webinar monday, january 7, 20 at 2.
I dont think it would hold up as a checkoutable kit but if you do have a nintendo switch as a gaming cart or program item at your library it would be a neat thing to display or build one of the kits with a small group. I love collaborating with teachers because we truly are better together. Generally a makerspace with an emphasis on computer programming, electronic circuit designmanufacturing, robotics, game consoles, and digital art. Making your makerspace work association for library service. The libraries taskforce ran workshops for library services developing makerspaces in 2017. He has built and managed 2 successful library makerspaces, one public and one aca demic. Mar 15, 2017 shes obsessed with makerspaces, but loves books too. Publications create, collaborate, innovate colleen graves. Many libraries at colleges and universities have incorporated programspecific makerspaces into their campus curriculum, bringing students together. High schoolers collaborate with public library makerspace on authentic projects for. This is a pricey book, but its one of the best allround books for library makerspaces that ive come across. Some fit better than others and the reader will have to determine how to adapt ideas. Preddy connects the idea of the school library maker space with. This book offers some practical tips for makerspaces in a school library.
A general all encompasing term used to describe a physical space with equipment and tools that enable people the opportunity to gather, create, invent, and learn. See more ideas about project based learning, educational technology and maker labs. Ultimate makerspace guide for schools and libraries. Jan 17, 2018 makerspace book list from school library journals teen librarian toolbox. Library journal maker hero alisha wilson shares how she draws a crowd with her coding for a cookie event with three key steps. I found this wording dangerous because i love libraries and my library is not just a makerspace. Makerspaces in libraries library technology essentials 9781442253001.
The ideals inherent to library culture sharing, learning, exploration, creativity, community and accessibility are also at the core of makerspaces. Recently i read an article discussing how libraries are converting to makerspaces. Join us to learn new ways of sparking engagement and handson learning. Library makerspaces have a long history to pull from, and a lot of options to work towards. Library journal mover and shaker sharona ginsberg highlights the benefits of makerspaces in academic libraries and gives tips to start you on your way to success. This entry was posted in 3d printing, arvr technology, art, vinyl cutter, virtual reality and tagged 8bit art, academic library makerspace, african american women inventors, ipad in education, makerspaces and art, senior capstone, senior exhibition, silhouette cameo, virtual reality, vr in education on august 3, 2018 by angela vanden elzen. Andrew miller is the founder and ceo of which he started to help schools and libraries create successful makerspaces and makered programs. In many ways makerspaces represent a new frontier in libraries, leading librarians into uncharted territory where few have previously trekked or charted the way. Colleen is a teacher librarian at ryan high school in denton, tx. Makerspaces exploratorium libguides at unc greensboro lis.
Many of these makerspaces include 3d printing services, but most expand beyond to offer a. What a makerspace can mean for the writing classroom takeaways from nwp annual meeting. In fact, a recent school library journal survey revealed that 52 percent of. My job as an instructional partner is one of my favorite parts of working in schools. Jun 06, 2018 todd burleson, library media specialist, winnetka public schoolsdistrict il, school library journals school librarian of the year, 2016 this course was fantastic. While mobile makerspaces typically reside within one library location or between library branches, popup makerspaces often travel to different locations for a limited period of time such as a day, week, or months. Therefore, its important to consider the following potential makerspace challenges as a look before you leap strategy. As always when a library is thinking of adding a program or service, the staff still looks at space, budget, staffing, patron interest and feedback, measures of success, and so forth. Aug 18, 2017 a makerspace is a physical location where people gather to cocreate, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Making and learning libraries and museums across the country have established and are implementing maker spaces and maker programming. The speakers were different, and not runofthemill presenters. During her masters series talk on sunday morning, mita williams, user experience librarian at the university of windsor ont.
I came away with a complete plan for our library makerspace as well as the. Educational research shows that this type of activity can facilitate learning, but little is known about what the users themselves perceive to be the benefits of access to makerspaces. Makerspaces are a great fit for libraries because the two entities have. May 02, 2020 makerspaces and library labs encourage student creativity.
A growing number of libraries in england have makerspaces. This library learning commons site is a resource for the students, parents, teachers, staff and community of david a. He has years of postsecondary, public, and corporate teaching experience both inperson and online. Practical implications this paper presents a semantic, visualized analysis of aggregated online news articles and journal articles on library makerspaces in. A school library makerspace with colleen graves library as. A library and a makerspace create, collaborate, innovate. Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. He is a strong believer in maker education and handson learning as a way to help students. This book completely explains the makerspace concept and supplies. Shes obsessed with makerspaces, but loves books too. A library makerspace, also named hackerspace or hacklab, is an area andor service that offers library patrons an opportunity to create intellectual and physical materials using resources such as computers, 3d printers, audio and video capture and editing tools, and traditional arts and crafts supplies.
Importance of a school library makerspace in rural and low. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Makerspaces exploratorium libguides at unc greensboro. This book provides step by step instructions with a variety of library makerspace examples. A field guide to makerspaces american libraries magazine. Many of these makerspaces include 3d printing services, but most expand beyond to offer a number of different services to library patrons. Like book clubs, workshops, and other group meetings, hosting a makerspace alongside traditional offerings in a library is fast becoming the handson approach to learning and developing new skills. Makerspaces is part of rowman and littlefields practical guides for librarians series, and this book is just that a readable, realworld guide aimed at a wide variety of makerlibrarians. Tips for selfcare can be useful but are not always practical.
Makerspaces and library labs encourage student creativity. Even nintendo has jumped on the makerspace train with labo. An increasing number of k12 schools are transforming classrooms, libraries or other spaces into informal workshop environments where students can tinker or invent, and with good reason. The spaces are organized to support things like computer coding and robotics, 3d printing, electronics and circuits, building and construction and even. School library journals newest installment of maker workshop will feature all new, uptotheminute content to help you develop a rich maker program for your school or library. Nov 12, 2018 ia maker space is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge work on projects, network and build educause this is a collection of resources and information to use to promote and build makerspaces in the library, classroom or anywhere. Makerspaces in libraries explore the links below for some examples of how makerspaces are being incorporated into both academic and public library settings. They sponsored the recent isam conference on academic makerspaces and are working on a makerspaces 101 guide for creating the nextgeneration academic makerspace. School library journal maker resources their may 2015 maker issue included an excellent list of books about makerspaces, as well as articles about the merits of different technologies and programming options. School library journals newest installment of maker workshop will feature all. In any case, many of the libraries use their makerspaces to. We truly believe that adding a makerspace to a school or library can help students acquire the skills needed for the 21st century. Furthermore, libraries already have two major makerspace roadblocks out of the way.
In the brevard county public school district in florida, existing library media centers have been repurposed as 21st century makerspaces, which the district is calling innovation centers. Buy makerspaces in libraries library technology essentials by willingham. Leddy library, offered an introduction to the many new types of creative spaces that libraries and communities are adopting. Journal of electronic resources in medical libraries. The oakland, california, public library has a tool lending library full disclosure. This guide book helps librarians design a makerspace for their unique community. Offering resources such as laser cutting, computer programming, 3d printing, selfpublishing, welding and collaborative work spaces, makerfocused programs are helping new makers develop prototypes and business models and inspiring nextgeneration stem leaders. Popup makerspaces allow a library to try tools and equipment during this time to determine if there is sufficient community interest or support.
Although it says grade 6 12 there are ideas which can be adapted to younger students. Importance of a school library makerspace in rural and. Youll gain a host of coding resources, learn about setting up stations, and get tips on advertising your event. Books big book of makerspace projects coauthor aaron graves a tab diy. Dec 08, 2016 school library makerspaces by leslie preddy. Blog spaces learn the lean startup approach to starting your makerspace. The authors basic purpose and premise for the book are that every library will become a makerspace in one way or another. In the field of library science, makerspaces are classified as a type of library. Districts with multiple makerspaces describe what works.
School librarians responding to sljs 2017 survey on makerspaces reported that school library maker programs decreased seven percent since a 2014 survey, suggesting more curricularbased making elsewhere, another reason to let students take the lead at the library. The worlds first makerspaces were established long before public libraries, williams said. Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and. Let teens lead in makerspaces school library journal. Typically, makerspaces have technology and electronic equipment available, but also can have metalworking, woodworking, robotics, arts and crafts, or other items. Makerspaces in libraries and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. A school library makerspace with colleen graves library. Packed with cutting edge instruction and advice from the fields most techsavvy innovators, this. Library journal, part 1 of 3 yalsa young adult library services association makerspace ideas. Mar 14, 2016 recently i read an article discussing how libraries are converting to makerspaces.1442 29 315 571 950 1171 28 490 1131 115 137 1194 737 1410 119 113 344 859 737 504 1256 449 739 1263 209 1085 1184 1057 1169 474 563 932 897 1490 1071 1466 570 342 1181 1484 61 761 544