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Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service (ALA)

Event Type: Online
Date: 1/7/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Makerspaces are taking hold in the library world and they are spreading quickly, popping up in libraries of all types and sizes. Makerspaces give people a place to pursue their own interests in building things, using tools (physical or virtual) and connecting with one another. Libraries have expanded on traditional library services to provide DIY/craft/make services, setting up spaces within their buildings and within their communities that allow people to do anything from building model airplanes to 3-D printing to self-publishing novels.

Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement by attending our upcoming series of free webinars. Each webinar will feature a panel of staff, administration, and patrons from one of the libraries that have implemented a makerspace. They’ll talk about how their makerspace concept began, how it was designed and how it was implemented. You’ll learn about the maker movement in general, the role libraries are playing specifically, and get ideas about how you can get involved and start a makerspace in your library!

Location: Web Based Training
Other Information:
 Each Session begins at 2pm Eastern/1pm Cental. Please check all sessions to register for the full series, or check an individual session if you just want to register for one.

To launch this event series, simply click on the link below.
Contact: Chris Slater
Contact Number: (239) 745-3721
Presenter: ALA TechSource
Link: SERIES PLATFORM