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This was a workshop Arianna Schlegel and I did for Connecticut Library Consortium.

This was a workshop Arianna Schlegel and I did for Connecticut Library Consortium.

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  • Strategic Partnerships in the Library Makerspace Edward Iglesias Systems Librarian Central Connecticut State University
  • Who do we partner with? • The Mad Scientist • The Inventor • The Computer (Remember people used to be “computers”, it was a job title.
  • The Mad Scientist • Dr. Thomas Burkholder, • Professor of Chemistry at CCSU • Secret Project…
  • The Florence Siphon • A very Steampunk way of brewing coffee. Dr.Burkholder has agreed to do a demo perhaps involving a pith helmet and brass goggles.
  • The Inventor • Dr. Thamma Ravindra • Professor in Robotics Department at CCSU • Want to stage FIRST Robotics competitions in library.
  • The Computer • Dr. Robert Shumaker • Professor of MIS • Wants to introduce his classes to 3D printing and physical computing.
  • Public vs Academic Public • Community described by geography. • Able to tap local civic and charitable organizations. • Community highly diverse in age, education etc… Academic • Community described by membership. • Able to get funding internally or from grants. • Community more homogeneous.
  • Build To Your Strengths
  • Understand what your community wants.
  • You decide.
  • Make a List of What You Have
  • Suggested readings
  • Online Resources • Makerspaces in Libraries Google Plus Community – https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/11727 4577818142707955 • Code4lib – http://code4lib.org/ • LITA – http://www.ala.org/lita/