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"Makerspaces: The Transformational Power," slides from panel presentation at the 2012 Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, CA. Presented by Sue Considine and Lauren Britton of the Fayetteville …

"Makerspaces: The Transformational Power," slides from panel presentation at the 2012 Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, CA. Presented by Sue Considine and Lauren Britton of the Fayetteville Free Library and Joe Murphy. This talk was part of the "Innovative & Edgy" track.

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  • 1. Makerspaces: TheTransformational Power Internet Librarian 2012Sue Considine, Lauren Britton, & Joe Murphy
  • 2. Library Makerspaces Sue Considine, Executive DirectorLauren Britton, Transliteracy Development Director Fayetteville Free Library
  • 3. Technology & Libraries• Technology has changed the way interact with each other and our environments• Until quite recently, we have not expanded our definition of literacy to incorporate these changes in order to support a read-write culture in our communities
  • 4. Library Makerspaces• What is a makerspace?• What do they do?
  • 5. What do Makerspaces do?• They give people tools to create, to hack, to remake their world for the better
  • 6. Why?“Instead of trying to interest kids in science as received knowledge, it’s possible to equip them to do science, giving them both the knowledge and the tools to discover it. Instead of building better bombs, emerging technology can help build better communities.”-Neil Gershenfeld
  • 7. Role of the Community• Community Members are at the heart of any makerspace• The library facilitates by providing access, training, and permission
  • 8. Culture of Innovation• What is it?• How do you create it?
  • 9. Barriers to Innovation• Funding• Decision Makers• Space• Safety/Liability
  • 10. Tools and Tech• Sewing Machines• Vinyl Cutter• Soldering Irons• 3D printers• Green Screen• Podcasting Station• Whatever your patrons can dream up!
  • 11. Programming Ideas• Take-A-Part Thursdays• Make Your Own Book• STEAM Punk Club• Borrow-a-Bot• Bike Repair• Crafting Club
  • 12. More than a Makerbot• Not just about technology• Focus on giving our members the tools they need to create
  • 13. Thank you!@Sconsidine@LMBritton
  • 14. JOE MURPHYTechnology Trend Spotter
  • 15. Empowering theuser asproduce.Renewed use ofthe library andenergizedperception ofthe library.
  • 16. The next stage in the evolving role of libraries is a shift towards facilitating creation Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 17. Custom, easy to grow/adapt Published on Aug 1, 2012 by stratasysfdmOf all the magic in this piece, what hit me the most was an author’squote, “The ease of 3D printing makes customization of parts possible.”- Ease. Customized production. On demand. Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 18. 3D printed iPhone 5 cases … before the iPhone5 was released cut production time, answer to needed hardware & time sensitivity Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 19. Printed Eagle Beak 3D printed objects can be additions or corrections to our established lives and needs Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 20. 3D Printed Headphones - Tools we alreadyneed & disrupting traditional supply chains. Photo by Teague Labs Twitter @libraryfuture by-anyone.html
  • 21. 3D Printed instruments Create objects that create and that bring together Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 22. 3D Printed Meat 3D printing to address problems Twitter @libraryfutureprinted-meat-its-whats-for-dinner/
  • 23. Printing vaccines Printing vaccines at home on a biological 3D printer expand power through access Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 24. Take representations beyond 2D media 3D Printed scale of your fetus Visual though not pictorial representation Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 25. Library Futures contexts opportunities 3d printing may represent for future roles and activities of libraries• Shifting roles – A new stop along the spectrum including recent shifts from facilitating the pursuit of knowledge towards facilitating the production of knowledge to facilitating conversations and collaboration of knowledge• Shifting who has the power – 3D printing represents a shift that I believe reveals the next upcoming shift in libraries’ role: a shift towards facilitating creativity, creation, and creating. A shift towards the production of objects that enable uses that fit the priorities of users as they set them. Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 26. 3D printing for “the masses” Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 27. Libraries will serve as incubators as the tech reaches the masses - 3 printing to mass audiences, the skill and awareness not just using at the library 3D printing comes closer to affordable Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 28. Friendlier to the desktop surface and work space. Simpler to design and execute. High resolution printing. Researchers at the MIT Media Lab disrupt 3D Printing with quality printing geared for professional designers and moreprinter?ref=category May come to the masses of libraries Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 29. 3D Printing & Makerspaces 3D printing to expand the exposure and conversation about art pieces Museum is allowing 3D printed replicas of major art works Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 30. Crowd Sourcing/Funding/Building Distribute innovation opportunities Frees projects from traditional budget lines Shared sense of fulfillment Opens creativity to a wider pool, including users Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 31. “Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcingthe blueprints for 50 farm machines that can bebuilt cheaply from scratch” an-we-open-source-hardware Twitter @libraryfuture
  • 32. Crowd sourcing the tools for production _jakubowski.html"Its not reinventing the wheel; its open-sourcing the wheel." Julia Valentine, farmer,in The Atlantic Twitter @libraryfuture