Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 37 books, including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker. She was honored with the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa.
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Tiny, adorable, even cuddly: Kawaii, born in Japan, is the culture of cuteness, and its influence is seen worldwide in clothing, accessories, games, and food. Kawaii projects at your library will get a new crowd using your 3D printer and introduce anime and manga enthusiasts to crafting. In her new book Kroski, bestselling enthusiast of makerspaces, cosplay, and geek culture in libraries, has gathered creative and crafty librarians to share their most popular Kawaii programs. Running the gamut in terms of cost and difficulty, this book’s 53 programs are sure to include many that will fit your budget, space, and skills. Just scan the estimated budget, age range, materials, equipment needs, and learning outcomes in each listing. Projects include
- keychains with felt or 3D printing;
- slime squishies;
- 3D printed animal earrings;
- hosting a stuffed animal fashion show;
- monster emoji paper bookmarks;
- origami fortune cookies;
- buttons with anime or comic book art;
- crocheted coffee cozy or puppy nose warmer;
- tiny top hats with laser-cut felt cameos; and
- how to Kawaii-ify a planner.
What’s more, the plentiful suggestions for “next projects” scattered throughout the book will help you keep the super-cute fun going!