Tinker,Maker, Solder, Pie: Maker Spaces and Libraries


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Makerspaces are being created in libraries both public and
academic and range from fancy and technology-heavy (3D
printers! Arduino workshops!) to simple and crafty (Build your own lego robot! Learn how to knit!). Library lovers and Makers have teamed up with BoingBoing to create LibraryLab, a place to show the world how incredible libraries are. One of LibraryLab’s projects is MAYker Mondays, calling on libraries to create maker events every Monday in May. We’ll showcase the UC San Diego Library’s projects, share information on what other libraries are doing, and most importantly share hands-on how-to’s for Maker events from fancy to simple that anyone can do in their library. We will also share strategies on how to start Makerspaces in your libraries and identify potential partners

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  • LIA Good morning, my name is…You can tweet this session athashtag…We will have some time afterwards for questions and hopefully some hands on work.
  • Gayatri What we are going to talk about— proposal___strategies for blah blahPeople can make things their own, stealing is good (as long as the stealee is game), use the resources you have and resources you may not know you have, which we will talk about in a bit-
  • Gayatri What is it? The Maker Movement. The people who create, build, design, tinker, modify, hack, invent, or simply make something. For may this means having a dedicated space, equipment to train and tinker on and the time and energy.For others it can be smaller and not necessairily with large expensive tools. more craft based. We are going to examine a few different aspects of this today.Maker manifesto?
  • GayatriFavorite definitions—gets at the idea that you don’t have to have dedicated space and can be creative and play with what you have.Library as Incubator Project founders give this definition
  • LIASome facilities have dedicated space, tools, equipment and experts. Some do it on a pop up basis, some create a hybrid. In our opinion, there are no rules, except-- Be Creative!people who have strong opinions about Maker Spaces. Check out what else is happening here at CLA– there is a maker space at the CLA membership booth- --the session ‘The Cutting Edge: Libraries & Cricut’,--- anneawakuni’s session: “Popup Makerspace: Creating a Makerspace Without the Space”!
  • Outreach events teamed with learning and experimentation –we worked with the National Library of Medicine on a travelling exhibit they had set up on Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine. have professors come in and speak about magic, medicine and literaary aspects of the books, and we had butter beer and food and button making and chocolate frogsTeaching and Learning-we make the fun events a time for learning as well
  • LIA talk about MAYKERmondaysDid an even every week, we used expertise, cheap resources and knowledge bases that already existed. How they cost?Silkscreening is an example of taking advantage of knowledge that one librarian or staff person might have and turning it into an event. Origami, silkscreening, baking, playing an instrument…
  • Tied it into marketing and branding that we had already created and used, and so were able to continue that connection in this way-
  • GayatiJunkyard derby, science and engineering, scholarly practice into play and creativity.UC San Diego's engineering community started the Junkyard Derby in 2004. For three weeks prior to the event, Engineering students scour the local community for "junk," acting as La Jolla's personal clean-up crew. The Junk Collection culminates in a Kick-Off Celebration where teams rush into a makeshift junkyard and attempt to grab the best junk with which to engineer their speed machines. After two nights and a day of building, the teams race down Peterson Hill in the middle of UC San Diego's campus with crowds of onlookers cheering them on and the hopes that their car will carry them to victory. Not only is the Derby a great deal of fun, but it also provides engineers with the opportunity to experience engineering problem solving at its best. Like in any engineering problem they will face in the future, students are given a task, a limited amount of materials, and a time limit. Because of this, the Derby forces students to think, be creative, and demonstrate their innovative spirit!
  • GaytriCan be done with small amounts of money and time, just a bit of creativity and partnering with the right people.We had a weeks long maker event called Engineering Origami at our then Science and Engineering Library, with help from an origami expert from the Ruben H Fleet Science Center we held an origami contest, screened films on origami and had a lecture by Robert Lang, engineer and origami artist.This is another great example of using people in your community, films your library may own and faculty who’s research meshes well with what you are making.
  • LIAwho is doing what? Work with communities that already exist to leverage costs and connect with untapped parts of campus- steampunk tea brought members from the community already into steampunk, and had them combine forces with our library collection of victorian parlor games like paper theater, discussions on how to build your own time travel device and tea! this integrated and promoted resources from victorian literature, theater department etc.
  • LIA Focusing on outreach but there is often an instruction component to maker work.This maker even was a great example of small cost and time output, manifested in peer to peer learning—one student knew how to do it and wanted to show others something we initially thought would be too complex
  • who is doing what!
  • GaytriStaff involvement and buy in– uncomfortable going outsie their box—so put on a staff only event focusing on play and creativity—it doesn’t have to be perfect, you arent showing a student how to do it—CricutIce cream!
  • GaytriFoster the maker spirit through staff events; it helps you get buy-in in the future when you need to ask for resources. Having a challenging time at the library so we decided to have a cakewalk, since things hadnt been much of a ckaewalk lately.
  • GaytriGive staff the opportunity to play with this stuff.How much it costs, what kinds of supplies you need etc..Planning to do a hands on open house with others on campus from calit2 and engineering.Kind of at the beginning; just like printers make people publishers; access to these types of tools make us designers; Another more practical example in a bit
  • LIAIf possible, tie your maker space or events to your organization’s mission
  • GAYATRIIf you already offer workshops, think of new topics.University of Nevada, Reno Workshops on Ruby on Rails, HTML/CSS, app creation workshops.Just like software available on library computers, we don’t have to offer expert help on everything. Sometimes its just about providing the tools
  • Tumwater Timberland public Library in washington had a make your place, non toxic cleaning supplies workshop--
  • LIAhttp://library.ccsu.edu/wp/2012/09/12/stitch-n-bitch-is-back-for-the-fall-semester/You know your users. We’re still libraries. Figure out what the need is first. And then find the tools to help you meet those needsCentral Connecticut State University they hold an annual stich and bitch on the first floor of their library, but they tie it to the Red Scarf Project
  • http://library.ccsu.edu/wp/2012/09/12/stitch-n-bitch-is-back-for-the-fall-semester/You know your users. We’re still libraries. Figure out what the need is first. And then find the tools to help you meet those needsCentral Connecticut State University they hold an annual stich and bitch on the first floor of their library, and have tied it to the red scarf project, which sends scarves to foster students in college-
  • LIAA recent article in make zine titled, a librarians guide to boosting the maker movement reiterates some points we have made here-- make connections, use what you are excited about, utilize the skills and interests of those around you either in the library or out.
  • GAYATRI3 d printers were included in this years horizon report, and many maker spaces and libraries are still experimenting on how projects like this will work-
  • Maker movement can be found in popular culture, which means that when students get excited about something they have seen outside the library, with something that can be found in the library, new connections are made.
  • Make it work!
  • LIAYou don’t have to be an expert, and what your makers make can be as much of an experiment for them as it is for you.
  • This maker had one very successful indygogo campaign, he sold 15,000 of these simple arduino kits, and has a new campaign and kit--he is addressing the fact that most of these kits currently available are prepared with english language instructions and the instructions are on paper– so he created B.E. Maker which consists of three parts: the kit, the learning system which is both video lessons and a book (which will have captioning in different languages) and The Shieldhttp://www.indiegogo.com/projects/be-maker-kit-plus-free-lessons-on-electronics-from-zero-to-internet-of-things
  • LIAJoin the make forum online-https://plus.google.com/communities/105413589856236995389
  • GAYATRIIf you feel like this when you think about Maker Spaces, do something! Find a way to get your library involved. We hope we highlighted ways you can create connections and engager your users with the Maker Spirit, even if you can’t dedicate a space or are on a limited budget. If you don’t, some other group will fill the need.
  • If you feel like this when you think about Maker Spaces, do something! Find a way to get your library involved. We hope we highlighted ways you can create connections and engager your users with the Maker Spirit, even if you can’t dedicate a space or are on a limited budget. If you don’t, some other group will fill the need.
  • Tinker,Maker, Solder, Pie: Maker Spaces and Libraries

    1. 1. Tinker, Maker, Solder, Pie: Maker Spaces & Libraries Lia Friedman @piebrarian UC San Diego Gayatri Singh @socaldesi UC San Diego #CLANoise #CLAMaker
    2. 2. What is Maker Culture?
    3. 3. What is Maker Culture? “Maker culture” refers to the whole ethos and process of fiddling, tinkering, experimenting, failing, rewor king, recycling, upcycling, hacking, and creating. Maker culture does not depend on a perfect setting or dedicated space. It’s a way of looking at the world, creatively testing the boundaries and playing with what you have. Source: http://inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2013/the-library-as-incubator-project-wants-you-to-look-atprogramming-as-collection-development/
    4. 4. Make it Your Own
    5. 5. How does it work at UCSD?
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    16. 16. How does it work at UCSD? 3D Printing! MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer: http://store.makerbot.com/replicator2.html
    17. 17. Make it Work For You
    18. 18. Make it Work For You
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    23. 23. 2013 Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-horizon-report-HE.pdf
    24. 24. Make it Work For You “…for season 12 of Project Runway…one of the finalists is using 3D printing… but this individual is able to do this because of the support of a research center at a university. The individual does not own the technology, but has been given carte blanche to use it. I watched it in action — fascinating”. -Tim Gunn
    25. 25. Make it Work For You
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    27. 27. The Future
    28. 28. Resources • • • • • • • • http://libguides.ucsd.edu/harrypotter http://libguides.ucsd.edu/origami http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/ https://libraries.ucsd.edu/blogs/arts/the-arts-library-presents-a-steampunk-tea/ http://www.libconf.com/2013/10/28/community-engagement-maker-space/ http://makezine.com/2013/08/28/a-librarians-guide-to-boosting-the-makermovement/ http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/be-maker-kit-plus-free-lessons-onelectronics-from-zero-to-internet-of-things https://plus.google.com/communities/105413589856236995389