A Chat With John Burke, Author Of Makerspaces: A Practical Guide For Librarians

This week’s post is an inteview with John Burke, Library Director and Principal Librarian at Gardner-Harvey Library at Miami University Middletown. John is the author of Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians, has conducted a survey on makerspaces in Read more >

Interview with Leslie Preddy, Author of School Library Makerspaces, 6-12

Cover of School Library Makerspaces, Grades 6-12 by Leslie Preddy

Libraries are logical destinations for makerspace activity. They have how-to guides; Internet access; community trust; an existing infrastructure for planning, promoting, and presenting programs; and big tables for workspaces! But what might a makerspace look like in a secondary school Read more >

Maker Culture at the MLibrary Festival of Learning

While considering what to write about for this week’s blog post, I stumbled across an event happening right on the University of Michigan campus where I work. Even more interesting, this event–the Festival of Learning–was planned and hosted by … Read more >

Maker/Library Partnerships: An Interview with Terence O’Neill

Public libraries are a popular venue for makerspaces and maker activities, but many libraries may have concerns about budget, space, and lack of staff expertise. Developing partnerships with local makerspaces and maker organizations can often help a library offer these … Read more >

Q&A: The Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire and Beyond

MakerBridge chatted this week with Emily Puckett Rodgers, special projects librarian at the University of Michigan, open education advocate, and co-organizer of the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire, about how Maker Faires connect neighbors and ignite creativity.

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