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Dan Alexander (NEKLS), Heather Braum (NEKLS), and Erin Downey Howerton (Wichita Public Library) presented at the 2014 SWKLS Technology Day on maker culture. ...

Dan Alexander (NEKLS), Heather Braum (NEKLS), and Erin Downey Howerton (Wichita Public Library) presented at the 2014 SWKLS Technology Day on maker culture.

Session description: Maker culture, maker spaces, and content creation are new movements in libraries -- or are they? People have always created, with the help of library resources. The maker movement in libraries goes much further than resources by providing space, tools, mentors, more resources, and even programming to help people make and create even more! Public libraries have been the main focus of maker spaces, but school and academic libraries can also participate! This session will provide a brief primer on the maker movement and its culture, showcase how libraries are developing maker programming and spaces in their libraries, explain why libraries should embrace this movement, and how you can do it -- with plenty of resources to help!

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  • 1. Duct Tape, Circuits, & Knitting, Oh My! Maker Culture at Your Library Dan Alexander (NEKLS) Heather Braum (NEKLS) Erin Howerton (Wichita PL) Source: http://goo.gl/F2XnTS
  • 2. Before the cool stuff....
  • 3. quilting stencils knitting books welding howtos car repair manuals cake pans altered books knitting clubs card creating Do you offer these?
  • 4. lego clubs robotics duct tape classes pottery clothing creation gardening jewelry repair electricity Do you offer these?
  • 5. music crafting digital creation crazy summer projects writing clubs game design 3D printing computer programming Do you offer these?
  • 6. John Seely Brown Henry Jenkins Howard Rheingold Buffy Hamilton Ann Marie Thomas David Lankes Gary Stager Chris Anderson People
  • 7. Books
  • 8. participatory learning DIY entrepreneurial learning STEM/ STEAM return to play new librarianship Ideas constructivism learning to fail
  • 9. How did we get to today’s movement? DIY Culture for millennia Craftsmanship -- master/apprentice Learning through doing Source: http://goo.gl/pWu0kd
  • 10. How did we get to today’s movement? Mass production Expensive products Popular Mechanics & Farmers & Crafters Source: http://goo.gl/2a06G1
  • 11. How did we get to today’s movement? Cheap manufactured goods DIY Dark Age (1970-2000) Explosion of the Internet Source: http://goo.gl/4Rbz6M
  • 12. How did we get to today’s movement? Sustainability movement People desperate to create, learn, socialize Libraries’ role in past & present Source: http://goo.gl/nSQJ6o
  • 13. Discussion & Questions Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
  • 14. DIY Tools High Tech Low Tech No Tech
  • 15. High Tech DIY Tools Desktop Manufacturing
  • 16. High Tech DIY Tools Desktop Manufacturing Desktop 3D Printers Desktop 3D Scanners Desktop CNC Machines
  • 17. High Tech DIY Tools Electronics
  • 18. High Tech DIY Tools Electronics Raspberry Pi Arduino Circuitry Projects
  • 19. High Tech DIY Tools Projection
  • 20. High Tech DIY Tools Projection Projection Mapping VPT Facade Signage
  • 21. Low Tech DIY Tools Papercraft
  • 22. Low Tech DIY Tools Papercraft Pepakura Designer Papercraft Museum
  • 23. Low Tech DIY Tools Digital & Vinyl Cutters
  • 24. Low Tech DIY Tools Digital & Vinyl Cutters Silhouette Cameo KNK Zing Silver Bullet
  • 25. Low Tech DIY Tools Templates
  • 26. Low Tech DIY Tools Templates Carvings Enlargements Screen Printing
  • 27. No Tech DIY Tools Gardening/Canning
  • 28. No Tech DIY Tools Textiles
  • 29. No Tech DIY Tools Woodworking
  • 30. No Tech DIY Tools Vehicle & Bicycle
  • 31. No Tech DIY Tools Crafting
  • 32. No Tech DIY Tools Cooking
  • 33. The Most Valuable Tool ?
  • 34. You & Your Community Source: http://goo.gl/ewc1h
  • 35. Discussion & Questions Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
  • 36. Let’s...Improve Summer Reading Programming • assets • enthusiasm • expertise
  • 37. Let’s Get a Partnership extend the message amp up the activities connect to community resources
  • 38. But how can we fund it? • Local STEM/STEAM money • Not the traditional summer reading/ programming support • Grants through professional organizations
  • 39. Planning with Collaborators Structured, regular access to programs Variety of things to try Pilot with regulars
  • 40. What Worked? • Group activities save $$$ • Process-based rather than product-based projects help, too
  • 41. Motor Activity
  • 42. Music Program
  • 43. Stop Motion Animation
  • 44. Magnetic Obstacle Course
  • 45. What Didn’t Work? • Low-tech & retro tech wasn’t a hit
  • 46. Lessons Learned Dramatically increased male attendance & engagement Females relished opportunity to work in groups
  • 47. Lessons Learned Everyone loved writing stories & making new friends Things that weren’t easily available at home were the big draw
  • 48. Lessons Learned 380% increase in program attendance over last summer Repeats requested & being delivered
  • 49. Lessons Learned Making can happen... Anywhere!
  • 50. Discussion & Questions Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
  • 51. Info & Contact Us • Presentation Information: www.nekls.org/?p=14024 • includes slides, link to list of resources, & more! • Contact us • Dan: dalexander@nekls.org • Heather: hbraum@nekls.org / @hbraum • Erin: erindowney@gmail.com / @hybridlib