YALSA Making in the Library Toolkit

Put together by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), this PDF guide is extensive, covering the history of making and why libraries should embrace it, discussing planning workshops and forming partnerships, offering sample maker programs and tools, and more.

 

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‘Iolani School Libraries Fab Lab LibGuide

Check out this LibGuide from ‘Iolani School Libraries in Hawaii. It’s a great example of Fab Lab information provided to the high school student users, and includes the topics of Laser Cutting, 3D design/printing, and copyright/fair use.

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ALA Midwinter 2015 Masters Series Session

A few weeks ago,  I attended the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting. Although there were several maker related sessions, I was only able to attend  the ALA Masters Series session, “Mechanic Institutes, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, TechShops, Incubators, Accelerators, and Centers Read more >

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 >

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