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Make Way for Makerspaces in the Library (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—GROUP RATE
Lauren Britton for PLA
Item Number: 1017-1209
Publisher: PLA
Price: $119.00
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Makerspaces are gaining popularity in public libraries across the U.S. These innovative spots introduce library patrons to tools, like 3D printers and makerbots, not normally found in the library and offer patrons the opportunity to explore their interests, use new tools, and develop creative projects. Join webinar presenter, Lauren Britton, developer of the “Fayetteville Fab Lab” at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library, to learn all about makerspaces including what they are, why your library should think about developing one, and what elements need to be incorporated. Lauren shares project and programming ideas and examples of current library makerspaces, as well as answers attendee questions. View this for this informative look at libraries on the cutting edge of patron creation. This archived webinar was originally presented October 17, 2012.
About the Authors

After working in both circulation and reference, Dedra Anderson became district trainer at Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries in 2006. She is also the web mistress of two readers' advisory websites: The Romance Reader and The Mystery Reader. In her spare time she likes reading serial killers and Tudor history—but not in the same book.

Lauren Britton is the transliteracy development director at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library. As a leader in the library makerspace movement, Britton is interested in working with libraries of all kinds to build these trans-formative spaces across the country. Britton is passionate about the future of libraries and has authored a number of articles and frequently presents on the subject of library makerspaces at national conferences, including Computers in Libraries, The Clinton Global Initiative: America, and Internet Librarian. Britton serves as a Member-at-Large for the NYLA Leadership and Management Board.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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