Forming Strategic Partnerships in Academic Makerspaces

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  • All these people met through ITC or liaison responsibilities.
  • Forming Strategic Partnerships in Academic Makerspaces

    1. 1. Strategic Partnerships in the Academic Library Makerspace Edward Iglesias Systems Librarian Central Connecticut State University
    2. 2. Buy my Book • http://www.igiglobal.com/book/robot s-academiclibraries/72362?#tableof-contents
    3. 3. Who do we partner with? • The Mad Scientist • The Inventor • The Computer (Remember people used to be “computers”, it was a job title.
    4. 4. The Mad Scientist • Dr. Thomas Burkholder, • Professor of Chemistry at CCSU • Secret Project…
    5. 5. 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.
    6. 6. The Inventor • Dr. Thamma Ravindra • Professor in Robotics Department at CCSU • Want to stage FIRST Robotics competitions in library.
    7. 7. The Computer • Dr. Robert Shumaker • Professor of MIS • Wants to introduce his classes to 3D printing and physical computing.
    8. 8. Additional Departments • Archeology for 3D replicas • Music Possible “build your own instrument” workshops. • Use committees such at Information Technology Committee or equivalent.
    9. 9. Suggested readings
    10. 10. 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/

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