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Lotts arlis uk ireland talk 2017

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Connecting with Patrons, Highlighting the
Collections, and Learning about the Library: Low
Cost High-Impact Makerspaces in U.S. Art Libraries

This paper will demonstrate the benefits of makerspaces for art
libraries, highlight art libraries where “making” is happening,
and provide practical examples of ways libraries can create high-impact low-cost makerspaces that engage and educate their communities.

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Lotts arlis uk ireland talk 2017

  1. 1. ConnectingwithPatrons,HighlightingtheCollections,andLearning abouttheLibrary:LowCostHigh-ImpactMakerspacesinArtLibraries Megan Lotts, Art Librarian RutgersThe State University of New Jersey @MCLotts
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2012/11/making-the-case-for-a-public-library-makerspace/
  3. 3. WHAT ISA MAKERSPACE http://blog.edmentum.com/how-bringing-makerspace-your-classroom
  4. 4. TYPES of MAKERSPACES FABLABS HACKERSPACES TECHSHOPS POP-UP MAKERSPACES
  5. 5. POP-UP MAKERSPACES Low cost. Easy to put up, take down, & store. Foster creativity & critical thinking skills. Create spontaneous community. Encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  6. 6. MAKING INART LIBRARIES https://www.pinterest.com/pin/262897696976059782/
  7. 7. MAKING INART LIBRARIES http://www.rundesroom.com/2016/06/graffiti-walls-for-review.html
  8. 8. MAKING INART LIBRARIES
  9. 9. MAKING INART LIBRARIES
  10. 10. MAKING INART LIBRARIES
  11. 11. MAKING INART LIBRARIES http://um3d.dc.umich.edu/motion-capture/
  12. 12. WHY DO MAKERSPACES MATTERTOART LIBRARIES? http://elearninginfographics.com/steam-not-just-stem-education-infographic/
  13. 13. POP-UP MAKINGAT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ART LIBRAY
  14. 14. ART LIBRARY COLORING BOOK
  15. 15. ART LIBRARY COLORING BOOK IMAGES
  16. 16. ART LIBRARY COLORING BOOK IMAGES
  17. 17. TOTALCOSTfor500copies$330 $260toprint. $70forcrayons&labelsforstickers. – COST & DISTRIBUTION
  18. 18. COLORTHEARCHIVES
  19. 19. HIGHLIGHTING RESOURCES... FROMTHEART LIBRARYX ROOM
  20. 20. PUBLICITY
  21. 21. TWITTER & SOCIAL MEDIA
  22. 22. ART LIBRARY COLORING BOOK COMMENTS - Awesome! - Cool! - Love this book! -The art library is awesome! - I learned so much about the Art Library from this book. - Received multiple references questions at points of distribution. - One woman called with praise and followed up with two reference questions.
  23. 23. BUTTON MAKING
  24. 24. BUTTON MAKING
  25. 25. BUTTON MAKING
  26. 26. BUTTON MAKING/ TEACHING TOOL
  27. 27. BUTTON MAKING OUTCOMES
  28. 28. LEGO PLAY
  29. 29. LEGO PLAY
  30. 30. ASSESSING POP- UP MAKERSPACES
  31. 31. FINAL THOUGHT
  32. 32. Megan Lotts, MFA, M.L.I.S Art Librarian Rutgers, theStateUniversity of NewJersey (848)932-7189 megan.lotts@rutgers.edu www.meganlotts.com link to work in RUcore http://soar.libraries.rutgers.edu/bib/Megan_Lotts/ THANKS & QUESTIONS
  33. 33. REFERENCES – Erin Fisher, “Makerspaces move into academic libraries,” http://acrl.ala.org/techconnect/?p=2340. – B. Hamilton, “Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries,” The Unquiet Librarian, https://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/makerspac es-participatory-learning-and-libraries/. – Troy Swanson, “Your curriculum is not about 3D printers or zombies,” http://tametheweb.com/2014/04/17/your-curriculum-is- not-about-3d-printers-or-zombies-by-ttw-contributor-troy- swanson/. – Tod Colegrove, “Editorial BoardThoughts: Libraries as Makerspaces,” Information,”Technology & Libraries 32, no.1 (2013): 2. – Elyssa Kroski, “The 4 flavors of makerspaces,” http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/4-flavors-makerspaces/.
  34. 34. REFERENCES – Tara Radniecki and Chrissy Klenke. “Makerspaces: Supporting New Literacies & Skills.” Association of College & Research Libraries conference proceedings (2017): 15-22. – Candice Benjes-Small, Liz McGlynn Bellamy, Jennifer Resor- Whicker, and LisaVassady. “Makerspace orWaste of Space: Charting a Course for Successful Academic Library Makerspaces.” Asociation of College & Research Libraries conference proceedings (2017): 428-436. – Megan Lotts, "Playing with LEGO, Learning about the Library and 'Making’ Campus Connections:The Rutgers Art Library Lego Playing Station, Part One," Journal of Library Administration 56, no. 4 (2016): 359. – Greg Landgraf, “Making room for informal learning: Librarians discuss the future of makerspaces,” American Libraries 46, no. 3/4 (2015) 32.
  35. 35. REFERENCES – Megan Lotts, "Implementing a culture of creativity: pop up making spaces and participating events in academic libraries," College & Research Libraries News 76, no. 2 (2015):72. – Laura Damon- Moore, “Aesthetics of Research at Columbia College Library,” http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=17495. Chris Strasbaugh, “Introduction to Makerspaces,” https://www.arlisna.org/images/conferences/2016/s08p03- Strasbaugh-Sterkenburg.pdf. – Cynthia Frank, “University of Maryland’s Makerspace; 3D Printing in an Architecture History Class,” https://www.arlisna.org/images/conferences/2016/s08p01- Frank.pdf. – Megan Lotts, “Implementing a Culture of Creativity,” https://www.arlisna.org/images/conferences/2016/s08p02- Lotts.pdf.
  36. 36. REFERENCES – Chat transcript of “Makerspaces and Alternate Modes of Outreach and Engagement,” at https://artdesschlib.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/arlisna_adsl_divi sion_afternoon_chat_log.pdf. List Kurt,William Kurt, and Ann Medaille, “The Power of Play: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in Libraries”, Journal of Library Innovation vol. 1, iss. 1 (2010): 8-23. – Megan Lotts, “Floating castles, Legos, Candy, and Play: Counterplay 2016,”Library hi tech news vol. 33, iss. 5 (2016): 18-20. – Lotts, Megan, “On the Road, Playing with Legos®, and Learning about the Library:The Rutgers University Art library Lego Playing Station, PartTwo.” Journal of Library Administration 56, no. 5 (2016) 499-525. – Carrie Barron and Alton Barron, “Seven Surprising Benefits to Maker spaces,” http://www.slj.com/2016/08/technology/seven- surprising-benefits-of-maker-spaces/#_. – “7Things you should know about makerspaces,” https://library.educause.edu/resources/2013/10/7-things-you- should-read-about-makerspaces

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