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 Against Censorship: Banned Books Week Event

Happy Banned Books Week! For those who don’t know, Banned Books Week is an opportunity to celebrate the freedom to read and to stand up against censorship. As the American Library Association describes it,”While books have been and continue to … Read more >

Things Learned on the Road This Summer, Part I

Thanks to funding from IMLS, I spent much of the summer on the road, working with librarians, educators, and community members to envision and think about community-responsive making in rural and underserved communities. Here are some things I learned (or re-learned) … Read more >

From the Archives: Reflections on Making at ALA

Starting this Monday, we are going to try out a new feature: From the Archives. On a monthly basis, we’ll look back at some of the MakerBridge’s early blog posts that you may have  missed. Since this year’s ALA Annual is Read more >

Planning a Makerspace & Getting Buy-in

Last month, I began a series of posts intended to help with the task of making a makerspace. This week, I’d like to focus in a bit on the first part of that process: doing the research necessary for planning … Read more >

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