Looking to create a dynamic space for hands-on learning at your public or school library? Join Demco and WebJunction to learn from the experiences of small and rural libraries about how to start or sustain your library’s makerspace. Discover how design thinking can help address your community’s learning needs. You’ll leave this interactive panel session with practical ideas for programming, equipment, space design and more!
Session attendees will…
• take away real-world knowledge and experiences from small and rural libraries on the trials and triumphs of starting a makerspace.
• have a conceptual understanding of how to use design thinking and placemaking to reimagine their space and engage their community in active learning experiences.
• learn inspiring, yet practical ideas and next steps for starting and sustaining a makerspace.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Customer & User Expectations
Interests: Adult Services, Community Engagement, Learning Commons, Rural and Small Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Elementary School, Middle School, Public, Rural, School/Media Center
Cost: Included with full conference registration.