Ellyssa Kroski is Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute, as well as an award-winning editor and author of 35 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 ALA’s Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. Her professional portfolio is located at www.ellyssakroski.com.
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Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. This hands-on sourcebook edited by technology expert Kroski includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today. Packed with cutting edge instruction and advice from the field's most tech-savvy innovators, this collection
- leads librarians through how to start their own makerspace from the ground up, covering strategic planning, funding sources, starter equipment lists, space design, and safety guidelines;
- discusses the transformative teaching and learning opportunities that makerspaces offer, with tips on how to empower and encourage a diverse maker culture within the library;
- delves into 11 of the most essential technologies and tools most commonly found in makerspaces, ranging from 3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and wearable electronics to CNC, Legos, drones, and circuitry kits; and
- includes an assortment of project ideas that are ready to implement.
As useful for those just entering the "what if" stage as it is for those with makerspaces already up and running, this book will help libraries engage the community in their makerspaces.
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Chapter 1 How to Start a Library Makerspace
Chapter 2 Pedagogy and Prototyping in Library Makerspaces
Laura Costello, Meredith Powers, and Dana Haugh
Chapter 3 Encouraging a Diverse Maker Culture
Amy Vecchione, Deana Brown, Gregory Brasier, and Ann Delaney
Chapter 4 Safety and Guidelines in the Library Makerspace
Chapter 5 A Librarian's Guide to 3D Printing
Chapter 6 Raspberry Pi for Librarians
Stephen M. Tafoya
Chapter 7 Arduino for Librarians
Jonathan M. Smith
Chapter 8 LilyPad, Adafruit, and More: Wearable Electronics for Libraries
Chapter 9 Google Cardboard for Librarians
Chapter 10 Legos in the Library
Chapter 11 littleBits, Makey Makey, Chibitronics, and More: Circuitry Projects for Libraries
Chapter 12 Computer Numerical Control in the Library with Cutting and Milling Machines
Chapter 13 Robotics in Libraries
Chapter 14 Drones in the Library
Chad Mairn and Kristi Seferi
Chapter 15 Library Hackerspace Programs
Chapter 16 Mobile Makerspaces
Kim Martin, Mary Compton, and Ryan Hunt
Chapter 17 Sustainability: Keeping the Library Makerspace Alive
Chapter 18 The Future of Library Makerspaces
”Presents an assortment of program ideas for all ages and skill levels ... This helpful selection covers all aspects of planning and implementation."
— Library Journal
”Essential for every library or librarian thinking about entering the wonderful world of imagination. This sourcebook is simply amazing ... Kroski is a librarian with an uncanny ability to explain technological concepts and functions in a simple and entertaining style. She has included many professional voices in the various chapters of this sourcebook, resulting in a seamless narrative of vital makerspace information. This sourcebook will eliminate any hesitation about makerspace possibilities and enable a superior service platform to serve your library patrons."
— Catholic Library World