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Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians

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A "makerspace" is an area in a library where users can use tools and equipment to design, build, and create all sorts of different things. It may be a dedicated room or a multipurpose space in which a collection of raw materials and resources can be utilized as desired. Projects range from prototyping product designs with 3D printers, to programming robots, to creating art ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published July 17th 2014 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2014)
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Bethany
Jun 15, 2018 rated it liked it
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There was a whole lot of information that I hadn't already synthesized for myself from numerous blogs, MLS forums, and other professional development resources. However, I'm hoping it will be helpful to convince our director to be more open-minded in his understanding of makerspace philosophy and pedagogy.

A lot of the resources listed in the appendix and throughout are already outdated, which is disappointing, but not wholly unexpected. People run blogs and then chose to stop posting for myriad
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Andrew
Though the book is almost 5 years old, not only is it a realistic approach to makerspaces, it gives the stats to back up what works and what doesn't, what each of 150 (I think) different libraries (public, academic, and school) have found successful or haven't used.
It offers tons of websites and blogs for unique ideas.
It describes the budgeting, space, staffing, time commitment to each, different kinds of makerspaces, how and where to find the supplies, funds, marketing and more...really is a
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Brandon O'Neill
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Some good ideas in here.
Anna Martino
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found this a very useful book if you are interested in understanding what a makerspace is as well as a the logistics of starting a makerspace in your library. I found the profiles of different libraries helpful as well. The links and references are also great resources that would help you in creating that space.
Allan
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Just as the subtitle says, this is a very useful guidebook to the process of developing makerspaces in libraries. If your library is anywhere in the beginning stages of planning or creating maker programming or spaces, this is the book to have with you.
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John J. Burke, MSLS is the Library Director & Principal Librarian of the Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami University, Middletown.

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