In a world of “alternative facts” and Nazis, why does making still matter?

I have been doing a lot of soul-searching lately as a result of what’s been going on politically in the United States, as a maker, as a librarian, and as a person. A lot of the challenges we will be … Read more >

Steps Toward a Welcoming & Inclusive Library

This year’s presidential election in the United States has been a particularly divisive one, and unfortunately, there has been a spike in hate speech and hate crimes targeting marginalized groups in recent weeks. MakerBridge has always focused on diversity as one of our top prioritiesRead more >

Making Space for Diversity

About a week and a half ago, fellow MakerBridge writer Emily and I attended the National Diversity in Libraries Conference to talk about how to work toward diversity and inclusion in makerspaces.

This is a topic we feel strongly about; … Read more >

Black History Month & Black Makers: An Update

Last year, during Black History Month, we highlighted a number of groups and individuals working toward greater representation of black people in the maker movement. Many of these are still active and relevant, so if you missed our list last … Read more >

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