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Libraries & Maker Culture

  1. 1. Libraries & Maker Culture 2012 NJLA Adult Services Forum Allen McGinley
  2. 2. Fayetteville (NY) Free Library http://fflib.org/about-us/services/fablab
  3. 3. Photo credit Ellen Abbott/WRVP Fayetteville Library's Makerbot http://wrvo.org/post/fayettevilles-high-tech-fab-lab
  4. 4. Westport Public Library Westport, CT westportlibrary.org Opened July 2012 Features: 3D printer, and Maker-in-Residence Joseph Schott
  5. 5. Westport (CT) Library's MakerSpace http://www.makerlibrarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/MakerSpace.jpg
  6. 6. westportlibrary.org
  7. 7. http://www.westportlibrary.org/1130
  8. 8. http://www.westportlibrary.org/services/maker-space
  9. 9. Escondido (CA) Public Library's LibraryYOU Project http://libraryyou.escondido.org/
  10. 10. Oak Park Public Library's Idea Box http://oppl.org/events/idea-box
  11. 11. Oak Park Public Library's Idea Box: Best Books http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/7891164672/
  12. 12. Piscataway Pilot Project Proposal • Mobile maker space for teens • Feature 3d printing, crafting & basic DIY • Program-oriented, featuring workshops with library staff and local entrepreneurs • Mobile enough to take the makerspace to library branches and local schools • Major goals: o Support of STEM educational goals o Nurture creative, collaborative & entrepreneurial spirit in teenagers
  13. 13. Join this group NOW MakerSpaces and the Participatory Library https://www.facebook.com/groups/librarymaker/
  14. 14. Resources • The Library as Incubator Project http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/ • Maker Librarian http://www.makerlibrarian.com/ • ALA & Library Boing Boing (coming soon?) http://boingboing.net/tag/library
  15. 15. In the News • The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3d printing (10/19/12) • Westport Library MakerSpace, CT - An interview with Bill Derry, assistant director (10/15/12) • Maker Spaces in Libraries: An expert takes us through the how, why and why nots (10/2012) • The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption (10/1/2012) • Fountaindale Library to Build Dream Space for Digital Media Creation (9/25/2012)
  16. 16. Watch • Maker Space at the Westport (CT) Library http://youtu.be/K0LkGJFjh38 • Oak Park (IL) Public Library's Idea Box http://youtu.be/CVMM_KvP_k4 • What is LibraryYOU? http://vimeo.com/51259871 • MakerBot Replicator - First Run Experience http://youtu.be/m4Odom-XyBk
  17. 17. Allen McGinley Head of User Services Kennedy Branch Piscataway Public Library amcginley@piscatawaylibrary.org http://linkedin.com/in/allenmcginley http://www.facebook.com/mcginley http://www.slideshare.net/mcginley2

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