Teaching and Learning
With four years of qualitative research in library makerspaces, one thing is clear, every maker space is different. Some are fixed, others are mobile and some librarians are moving away from the title of "makerspace". Each space is put together with their clients, patrons, or students in mind. What is also clear is that each maker learning space has its own personality. Some library faculty and staff focus solely on the arts, while others are looking into robotics, some makerspaces hone in on the environment, while others are focused on technology, just to name a few. Making in libraries has quickly gone from the wide focus to narrower areas of concentration. Through photographs, librarian, student, and educator interviews, and questionnaires this presentation will focus on the variety of opportunities offered by makerspaces in libraries around the world as well as the challenges, successes, and practicalities that librarians face when offering these services in their libraries. School, public, academic, and mobile library makerspaces will be included in this session with a special emphasis on their integration, accessibility, curricula, and projects.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Accessibility (ADA-compliance), Emerging Technologies, Technology, Training
Type of Library: Academic, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Public, Student, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.