This site was put together by Mara Siegel and features a collection of resources including books, websites, Facebook groups, and some suppliers that may be useful to librarians interested in putting together makerspaces.
The University of North Carolina Greensboro has developed (and continues to develop) an Instructional Technology Toolkit LibGuide. One of the tabs on this guide is all about Making and includes a number of very helpful resources aimed at librarians, including … Read more >
The Invent To Learn Guide to Fun features an assortment of insanely clever classroom-tested “maker” projects for learners of all ages. Josh Burker kicks classroom learning-by-making up a notch with step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, open-ended challenges, and sample … Read more >
If you’re thinking about adding a 3D printer to your library, this site can be a great resource. Not only does it feature a map displaying libraries worldwide that have 3D printers, it also includes resources to help you develop policies, … Read more >
By Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft. This book offers lessons, insights, and practical suggestions gleaned from the experience of developing the Stanford University d.school. It’s a good resource for thinking about physical space, furniture, and how to arrange these elements in … Read more >
Robot Test Kitchen is a site created by a group of youth and teen librarians who work with robotics and other maker technologies. The site includes reviews for popular makerspace tools, ideas for programs, and a “True Confessions” section where librarians … Read more >