[Libs-Or] Maker space speaker for OLA session

Maureen Cole mcole at ci.oregon-city.or.us
Tue Oct 15 12:12:03 PDT 2013

Hi everyone:
I love my library community! Within moments of sending this email yesterday, I received oodles of great ideas and suggestions. Thanks to all of you!

Now I really have to go through with this program...

Thanks again! Mo

From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Maureen Cole
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 2:09 PM
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Subject: [Libs-Or] Maker space speaker for OLA session

Hi all:

As they say, watch what you wish for or you just  might get it! In my case, I submitted a proposal on behalf of PLD for a annual conference session on maker spaces (see description below). With a nameless person's assurance that that we could backfill a speaker if the proposal was accepted, I gamely marched forward without a speaker(s) in place. It was a heck of a lot easier to leave that detail until the future. Well, the future is upon me, the proposal was accepted, and I write to you, dear reader, for you help in locating said mysterious speaker(s). Help me!

I am looking for someone or two who has real world experience setting up and implementing  a maker space in a library. Do we have such a situation in Oregon? That is what I am not sure of.

Any lead you can give me, I will be happy to track down. I have until November 15 to locate an enlightened soul or two and convince them to do my bidding.

In all seriousness, thank you for any help you can provide!

Thanks, Mo

Description of session: Everyone is talking about maker spaces but what makes a successful maker space? How do libraries know what tools and materials to purchase? What are the problems libraries have encountered? Hear from libraries who have implemented maker spaces and learn about what works, what doesn't work, and how to avoid expensive and time consuming pitfalls in the new and exciting area of maker spaces.

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Maureen Cole
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