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SCR CONNECTions: Making & Innovation in Libraries - Academic & Medical Focus

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All photos credited to Nick Crowl: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nick-crowl/86/160/504

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SCR CONNECTions: Making & Innovation in Libraries - Academic & Medical Focus

  1. 1. Making & Innovation in Libraries Thoughts from the front lines. Tara Radniecki Engineering Librarian DeLaMare Sci. & Eng. Library University of Nevada, Reno All photos credited to Nick Crowl: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nick-crowl/86/160/504
  2. 2. Background  DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library  18,000 at University of Nevada, Reno  6,000 served by DeLaMare  (4 librarians, 2 staff members, 18 student workers)  22,500 square feet  150-300 people in the library at any given time  1 of 3 campus libraries  Large, new Knowledge Center  Small medical school library
  3. 3. DeLaMare Library
  4. 4. Events & Workshops
  5. 5. But why in a library ? Especially an academic library?
  6. 6. Our Missions
  7. 7. Literacies beyond Information • Digital / Media literacy • Computational literacy • Tactile literacy
  8. 8. Digital / Media Literacy & Tactile Literacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lupBY496W2Q
  9. 9. Computational Literacy
  10. 10. New Breed of Students We don’t want to graduate students just capable of getting a job. We want to develop students who become innovative and passionate leaders.
  11. 11. How?
  12. 12. New Type of Librarian Less of an instructor or information guide More of a coach, mentor, co-conspirator
  13. 13. New Skills • Mentoring • Connector • Being “on” all the time – beyond the 9-5 • Learn to be energized by chaos • Being an active participant • Making friends with IT • Get comfortable with tech • “Tod, I think I broke the laser cutter.” • “Oh splendid! Now you’ll learn how to fix it!”
  14. 14. A Change in Priorities How can I make the biggest impact today on my students/faculty/health professionals?
  15. 15. Get out of your offices
  16. 16. “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” - Albert Einstein Focus less on learning “spaces” and more on learning conditions
  17. 17. Get their input.
  18. 18. Conditions beat curriculum every time.
  19. 19. Conditions for • Learning • Discovery • Innovation • Collaboration • Creativity
  20. 20. Nine tenths of education is encouragement. - Anatole France
  21. 21. Be genuine. Be interested.
  22. 22. …It’s Working! Expert 3D modeling skills Multiple students working on patent applications Apps created in hackathons Prototypes & businesses Creative thinking & collaboration skills Tactile & computational knowledge
  23. 23. Make Collaborations (this doesn’t all have to come out of your budget!) • Psychology Dept - Artec handheld 3D scanners • 31 faculty across campus – Proposal for a makerspace in DeLaMare • Engineering Dept & VPRI – additional 3D printer & laser cutter • VPRI – PCB milling machine
  24. 24. Bring the faculty back to the library! Engineering Chemistry Physics Computer Science Biology Health Sciences Art Psychology Anthropology Geological Sciences
  25. 25. Driving innovation beyond the University • EDAWN – has seen more business come out of DeLaMare Library than anyplace else in Northern Nevada • Generator • Bridgewire • Local School Districts – Inspiring the next generation of innovators/leaders • The Collective…..and more
  26. 26. Innovation, Making, & the Medical Field 3D printed organ & tissue baths Guide drones for the blind 3D Scanners: • Orthopedics & prosthetics • Reconstructive surgery Google Glass applications for the blind
  27. 27. Innovation, Making, & the Medical Field Arduino - http://duino4projects.com/projects/medical-health-based-projects/ Raspberry PI - http://www.raspberrypi.org/tag/medicine/ Open-source syringe pump http://flyingpudding.com/proje cts/sleep_tracker/
  28. 28. MakerNurse – MIT’s Little Devices Lab
  29. 29. MakerNurse
  30. 30. MakerNurse
  31. 31. When cost and availability are no longer road blocks, there is no limit to ingenuity and innovation.
  32. 32. Questions? Tara Radniecki tradniecki@unr.edu All photos credited to Nick Crowl: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nick-crowl/ 86/160/504

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