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DeLaMare Library: transforming & combining an academic library and makerspace

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Presentation given as one of Zukunftswerkstatt's guest speakers at the Bibliothekartag 2014 in Bremen, Germany.

All photo credits given to: Nick Crowl: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nick-crowl/86/160/504

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DeLaMare Library: transforming & combining an academic library and makerspace

  1. 1. DELAMARE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING LIBRARY Transforming into an Academic Makerspace
  2. 2. Background  DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library  ~18,000 at University of Nevada, Reno  ~6,000 served by DeLaMare (4 librarians)  1 of 3 campus libraries  Large, new Knowledge Center  Small medical school library
  3. 3. What DeLaMare was…  Quiet  Full of unused books  Empty of students
  4. 4. What DeLaMare was…
  5. 5. What DeLaMare was…
  6. 6. To create a vibrant knowledge center on the south end of campus. The Charge
  7. 7. What does that really entail? • Space for collaboration, events, workshops, classes… • Necessary equipment for learning – both through traditional and non-traditional means • Create a place people truly want to be – “accelerate serendipity”
  8. 8. The Process  Moving unused books to automated retrieval storage system.  Removing book shelves – putting in compact shelving  Librarian offices became group study rooms
  9. 9. The Result
  10. 10. The Result
  11. 11. The Process  Dumpster diving for tables and chairs  Painting walls with whiteboard wall paint
  12. 12. The Result
  13. 13. The Process  Talk to faculty and students – what do they want the space to be?  Keep talking and keep listening – form collaborations and get them invested in the space.  Co-creating the space
  14. 14. The Result
  15. 15. The Process  Find funding for 3D printer  Acquire other (much less expensive) technologies that support our new mission  Give workshops / bring people in to teach innovation and making
  16. 16. The Result
  17. 17. What DeLaMare is now…  Buzzing with collaboration  Full of engaged students  Covered in whiteboard marker  A place students AND faculty feel a sense of belonging and ownership  Full of maker equipment  Host of workshops and events
  18. 18. 3D Printing
  19. 19. 3D Printing
  20. 20. 3D Printing
  21. 21. 3D Printing Total running time for 2013: 4,564 hours Nearly 6 months of printing time
  22. 22. 3D Printing Consultations http://unr.libcal.com/booking/3dprintin
  23. 23. 3D Printing http://campusguides.unr.edu/3dprinti
  24. 24. 3D Printing Logistics • ~ $18,000 Staff: • Minimal upkeep • Restocking of supplies • Handling of soak tank (sodium hydroxide) • Keeping finances on track
  25. 25. 3D Printing Logistics Student Workers: • Intake of 3D printer jobs • Changing of materials • 3D consultations
  26. 26. Other Equipment $30.00 USD $48.00 USD $49.95 USD
  27. 27. Other Equipment $250 USD $1700+ USD $350 USD $200 USD
  28. 28. Other Equipment $1500 USD $350 $80-$200 USD
  29. 29. Other Equipment $15+ USD ?
  30. 30. Coming Soon…
  31. 31. Coming soon… http://www.frysklab.nl /
  32. 32. Maker Culture Building More about a culture and less about things Inclusivene ss Learn by Doing Level er Knowledge & Skill Sharing Open Source
  33. 33. Maker Culture Building
  34. 34. Maker Culture Building
  35. 35. Maker Culture Building
  36. 36. Maker Culture Building
  37. 37. Radical Collaborations “Promiscuous Collaborations” Converse, partner, and collaborate with very nearly anyone, anywhere.
  38. 38. Radical Collaborations • Computer Science • Engineering • Geology • Psychology • Art • Student Groups • GirlMade • EDAWN • Maker Faire • Bridgewire • Startup Weekend
  39. 39. Tara Radniecki DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library University of Nevada, Reno tradniecki@unr.edu @tmradniecki

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