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  • John Harvey – Director of the Gardner-Harvey Library located on the Middletown, OH campus of Miami University and during October and November he conducted a web-based survey about makerspaces in libraries.
    Burke solicited for respondents from 12 electronic discussion lists, Twitter, and one Facebook group.
    41% of the respondents currently provide makerspaces in their libraries (or provide maker activities through their libraries)
    36% of the respondents are planning to start makerspaces in the near future
    24% of respondents are not currently providing makerspaces nor are planning to do so
    The following responses all come from the 109 librarians who currently provide makerspaces or who plan to soon start a makerspace.
  • Is defined as a place for creation, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. Now in its second year, the MakerSpace is expanding, thanks to a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the federal agency that is the main source of support for libraries and museums nationwide.
    Four 3D Printers – can book a time or observe.
    Program of events, including on weekends.
  • Bubbler - “Whether offering the basics of animation, screen printing, music, clothing design, dance, or painting (to name a few), the Bubbler’s hands-on pop-up workshops introduces participants to a variety of local experts who share their talents and physical resources. Our deep list of partners keeps the Bubbler experience current and dynamic, offering a wide range of lectures, demonstrations, performances, and make-and-take workshops in all nine library branches and at partner locations around the city.”
    The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to learn and use:
    Stop motion animation w/ iPad stations
    3D world design w/ Maya software
    Green screen video w/ Premiere
    Audio design w/ Pro Tools
    Graphic design w/ Photoshop
    View the calendar for workshop and open labs times.
  • Technology, Engineering, & the Arts. It is a mini-makerspace, a learning lab, & an artist studio designed for children in grades 3 to 6.
    The TEA Club is a program that runs throughout the entire school year & encourages children to learn & strengthen STEAM-based skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math).
    TEA Club members can earn badges in skills like Circuitry, Robotics, Coding, Graphic Design, & more. To earn a badge, a TEA Club member must have 10 points in a particular skill.
    The DML's purpose is to give the Darien community access to high quality equipment for their digital projects. The room and equipment is reserved for special projects instead of general computing which is available in the Power Library. The lab was made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library and a reverse auction held at the 2012 spring's Imagination Gala.
  • Innovation Lab Made possible with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
    The Library's Maker Lab offers the public an introduction to technology and equipment which are enabling new forms of personal manufacturing and business opportunities. The Lab will offer access to a variety of design software such as Trimble Sketchup, Inkscape, Meshlab, Makercam and equipment including three 3D Printers, two laser cutters, as well as a milling machine and vinyl cutter.
    YOU Media teen learning space which is currently located at five Chicago Public Library locations.
    Chicago Public Library librarians and Digital Youth Network mentors lead workshops to help teens build their skills and create digital projects – from songs to videos to photography to podcasts. Teens learn how to use a variety of technology and digital equipment, including still and video cameras, drawing tablets, and video and photo editing software. YOUmedia at the Harold Washington Library also provides an in-house recording studio featuring keyboards, turntables, and a mixing board.
  • As an interdisciplinary service facility, the UM3D Lab provides the entire University of Michigan community access to high-end technologies and professional expertise in the general areas of 3D simulation, digital fabrication, education, visualization, motion capture, modeling, animation, and application development.
    The UM3D Lab strives to capture and encourage the creative spirit by providing the tools, expertise, and collaborative opportunities needed to support cutting edge research, academic initiatives, and innovative uses of technology in an open and inviting environment.
    We have an open door policy and are open from 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Digital Media lab .contains four new Apple desktop computers loaded with software that will enable users to creatively express themselves through digital videos, music, photography, websites, graphic design, podcasts, presentations and other forms of digital media. The room also features two scanners, an electronic keyboard, a green screen wall and other equipment. Digital cameras, video camcorders, portable hard drives, MP3 recorders, a portable green screen and tripods are also available for checkout.
    The Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums project from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • This includes 5 3D printers, a 3D scanner, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, sewing machines, hand tools, paper craft tools, jewelry making tools and kits, knitting & crochet kits, community donated materials, and more.
    How can I use a 3D printer or vinyl cutter?
    You must be "certified" before you can use these tools on your own. Please call (315) 637-6374 ext. 2 to sign up for a one-on-one 3D printer training appointment.
    Does it cost anything to use the Fab Lab?
    No! You can use the Fab Lab for free. We just charge a small amount if you want to use certain materials:
  • Public, school, uni
    Who are your users – all ages, teens, children.
    What equipment, kits, software.
  • Internal and external funds.
    Internal and external staff.
    New space, rearranged space.
    Change management for staff and users.
    Replacing equipment, once grant money has gone, etc.
  • Makerspace workshop presentation

    1. 1. Maker/Hackerspaces What do they look like and does one fit at my library? Michelle McLean Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation Tania Barry Hume Libraries
    2. 2. Workshop Outline  Introduction - Background  Groupwork - Create a makerspace: • • • Decide on library type Outline your users Equip your makerspace  Break  Groupwork – Management/Promotion • • • • • Funding Staffing Space Change Management Sustainability
    3. 3. Maker/Hackerspace  A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate.
    4. 4. Maker/Hackerspace    Hackerspace – more about the programming, hacking, building of the software/technology Makerspace – more about the creation using the software, hardware etc From American Libraries: “...makerspaces - places to create, build, and craft....where patrons and experts have often come together to learn new techniques and train others in a skill.”
    5. 5. Makerspace Survey  143 Respondents  51% public, 36% academic, 9% school  36% - library budget, 29% - grants  40% charging for supplies only  Equipment included: – 67% - workstations – 46% - 3D Printing – 45% - photo editing – 43% - video editing Library Journal December 2013
    6. 6. Westport Library  3D Printing  Maker in Residence – – Accordion fold book –  Collaborative quilt CAD Teen Projects – Tinkering camps
    7. 7. Madison Library - Bubbler  Media Lab – – Podcasting –  Stop motion Game design Pop up Lab – Animation – Screencasting – Clothing design – Painting
    8. 8. Darien Library – TEA & DML  In both spaces – 3D Printer – Coding PC – Green Screen – Lightbox – Lighting kit – Macs – Tablets – Film equipment
    9. 9. Chicago Library – Innovation Lab & YOU Media  Innovation Lab – – 3D Printers – Laser cutters – Milling machine –  3D Software Vinyl cutter YOU Media – Robotics – Electronics – Innovation Lab
    10. 10. Uni of Michigan – 3D Lab  3D Printing  3D Simulation  Digital Fabrication  Motion capture  Modeling  Animation  Application development
    11. 11. Skokie Library – Digital Media Lab  Content creation  Digitisation  Music creation  Movie-making  Green screen  Media editing  Podcasting  Tablets
    12. 12. Fayetteville Library – Fab Lab  3D Printers  Vinyl cutter  Sewing machines  Hand tools  Papercraft tools    Jewelry making tools Knitting & crochet kits Digital creation
    13. 13. Groupwork  Create a Makerspace – Choose your library type – Define your users – Equip your Makerspace
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    16. 16. Groupwork  Management/Promotion – How will you fund the Makerspace? – How will you staff it? – What space will you use for it? – How will you manage the change? – How will you sustain the project?
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    18. 18. Groupwork  Curly Question Time – Group Forum – Ask your questions – Answer other people's questions
    19. 19. Thanks  Michelle McLean @michelleamclean  Tania Barry @shewgirl