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School Library Makerspaces: Grades 6-12
The roles of school library media specialists and school libraries themselves are ever changing in response to the needs of the community and the evolution of human thinking, interaction, and learning processes. A school library makerspace can provide patrons with a place for learning, doing, and creating. It offers a location for tackling inventions, fine arts, crafts, ...more
Paperback, 193 pages
Published October 24th 2013 by Libraries Unlimited
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As a secondary librarian, without planning time, without my own students focused on design/construction/creativity, I'm launching a full-time makerspace this fall that is filled with mostly donated items from the now-extinct home economics and fashion programs at my school. We have a severe shortage of electricity because we were built when libraries contained only books and the occasional microfiche reader. Nonetheless, after successfully executing at least 1 makerspace per semester for the ...more
Lots of ideas and step by step projects for a school maker space. This book has a decidedly arts and crafts feel, rather than high tech, so it's a good balance and reminder of all that a maker space can accommodate.