Learning to Make the
Future at Your Library
Steve Teeri - @telephase
Valerie Sobczak - @valerieclaires
What is a
Tips for Success
What is a Makerspace?
Any Place Where Things are Made
We Are All Makers
Theory of Making
Evidence Based Learning (Look What I Made!)
Requires Research and Reading
Inspires Inventive Thinking
Hackerspaces are kind of dangerous and usually in
a warehouse on the edge of town, Eeeep!
Public libraries are already trusted community
A fun and relaxed way to learn
Be excited to go to work, and see what is made!
Engineering and Design schools might already
have these tools
Undergrad library can give access for various
majors to interface (Discipline Agnostic)
Partner with local makerspaces as well
Draw on expertise of faculty and staff
Inside of HYPE Teen
DPL Main Library
Serves ages 13-18
4,000 Sq. Ft.
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