Makerspaces: Embracing DIY Culture at Your Library Workshop

Makerspaces: Embracing DIY Culture at Your Library Workshop

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$60.00
ALA Member: 
$ 54.00
Item Number:
1541-9302
Date(s): 
Day:  April 4, 2018
Time:  1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Makerspaces: Embracing DIY Culture at Your Library  Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 1:30pm Eastern/12:30pm Central/11:30am Mountain/10:30am Pacific

Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where people gather to create, invent, and learn. Library makerspaces often have 3-D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, and more. Many libraries are already building their own dedicated makerspaces and developing valuable STEM programming based on the makerspace tools and technologies available.

If you haven’t yet gotten involved, this workshop is for you. Veteran library technologist Ellyssa Kroski will show you what you need to get started. You’ll learn about how makerspaces can be launched in a variety of physical, community and financial settings and how they can best benefit your patrons.

After participating in this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • What constitutes a makerspace, both physically and functionally
  • How to plan for and launch a maker space
  • How to avoid common makerspace pitfalls

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Ellyssa Kroski

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.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.