Library Makerspaces:Developing a Read-Write Culturein Your Library
What does “Make” mean?
Library Makerspaces• What is a makerspace?• What do they do?
Why?“Instead of trying to interest kids in science as receivedknowledge, it’s possible to equip them to do science, giving...
Our Mission and AccessThe mission of the Fayetteville Free Library is toprovide free and open access to ideas andinformati...
Culture of InnovationWhat is it?How do you create it?
Barriers to Innovation Funding Decision Makers Space Safety/Liability
FFL Makerspaces• Space-free making• FFL Creation Lab• FFL Fab Lab
Community Engagement The communities needs, desires, and aspirationsTODAY inform our planning and services. The communit...
Community Engagement
Tools and TechFFL Creation Lab Green screen Podcasting station Photo & video editingsoftware Video camerasFFL Fab La...
Programming Ideas Take-A-Part Thursdays Make Your Own Book STEAMPunk Club Creation Club LEGO Robotics First LEGO Lea...
More Programming Ideas 3D Printer Certification Pinterest Craft Club Sewing Classes 3D Design Software Training Podca...
Conclusion
Conclusion You’re already doing this! Questions?
Thank you!Heather MatzelDirector of Patron Serviceshmatzel@fflib.orgMargaret PortierDirector of Innovative FamilyServicesm...
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Presentation given at NYLA YSS Annual Conference on May 17, 2013 with Heather Matzel.

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Library Makerspaces: Developing a Read-Write Culture in Your Library

  1. 1. Library Makerspaces:Developing a Read-Write Culturein Your Library
  2. 2. What does “Make” mean?
  3. 3. Library Makerspaces• What is a makerspace?• What do they do?
  4. 4. Why?“Instead of trying to interest kids in science as receivedknowledge, it’s possible to equip them to do science, givingthem both the knowledge and the tools to discover it. Insteadof building better bombs, emerging technology can help buildbetter communities.”-Neil Gershenfeld
  5. 5. Our Mission and AccessThe mission of the Fayetteville Free Library is toprovide free and open access to ideas andinformation.Our philosophy is to provide free and open access to:Content * Technology * Spaces * Each otherTo help community members transform their own lives.
  6. 6. Culture of InnovationWhat is it?How do you create it?
  7. 7. Barriers to Innovation Funding Decision Makers Space Safety/Liability
  8. 8. FFL Makerspaces• Space-free making• FFL Creation Lab• FFL Fab Lab
  9. 9. Community Engagement The communities needs, desires, and aspirationsTODAY inform our planning and services. The community drives the library agenda.
  10. 10. Community Engagement
  11. 11. Tools and TechFFL Creation Lab Green screen Podcasting station Photo & video editingsoftware Video camerasFFL Fab Lab: Sewing machines Vinyl cutter Soldering irons 3D printers ?????
  12. 12. Programming Ideas Take-A-Part Thursdays Make Your Own Book STEAMPunk Club Creation Club LEGO Robotics First LEGO League Mission:LEGO Extreme Weather/GreenScreen
  13. 13. More Programming Ideas 3D Printer Certification Pinterest Craft Club Sewing Classes 3D Design Software Training Podcasting Adobe Photoshop Descriptions-http://fflib.org/makerfaqs
  14. 14. Conclusion
  15. 15. Conclusion You’re already doing this! Questions?
  16. 16. Thank you!Heather MatzelDirector of Patron Serviceshmatzel@fflib.orgMargaret PortierDirector of Innovative FamilyServicesmportier@fflib.org@tophileFayetteville Free Librarywww.fflib.org@fayettevillelibFAQs for Librarians:www.fflib.org/makerfaqsMaking!www.fflib.org/makeFacebookwww.facebook.com/fayfreelibrary

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