Libraries & Maker Culture


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Slides from a Presentation on Makerspaces at the New Jersey Library Association Adult Services Forum 10/22/2012

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Libraries & Maker Culture

  1. 1. Libraries & Maker Culture2012 NJLA Adult Services Forum Allen McGinley
  2. 2. Fayetteville (NY) Free Library
  3. 3. Photo credit Ellen Abbott/WRVP Fayetteville Librarys Makerbot
  4. 4. Westport Public LibraryWestport, CTwestportlibrary.orgOpened July 2012Features: 3D printer, andMaker-in-Residence JosephSchott
  5. 5. Westport (CT) Librarys MakerSpace
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  9. 9. Escondido (CA) Public Librarys LibraryYOU Project
  10. 10. Oak Park Public Librarys Idea Box
  11. 11. Oak Park Public Librarys Idea Box: Best Books
  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
  14. 14. Resources• The Library as Incubator Project• Maker Librarian• ALA & Library Boing Boing (coming soon?)
  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• Oak Park (IL) Public Librarys Idea Box• What is LibraryYOU?• MakerBot Replicator - First Run Experience
  17. 17. Allen McGinleyHead of User ServicesKennedy BranchPiscataway Public Libraryamcginley@piscatawaylibrary.org