[kids-lib] Did you enjoy the workshop on 3/12? Here are resources about starting makerspaces!

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Mar 21 13:30:41 PDT 2016

OLA's Children's Services Division held a workshop on Saturday 3/12 which included a lot of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming ideas. Since then, a couple people have asked me about resources to help them get started with makerspaces in their small library. I thought the rest of you might be interested in the resources I found...

Here are four free archived webinars you can watch anytime:

*         Digital Media Labs & Maker Spaces in Small & Rural Libraries<https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=9h6uo2mgc0uz> is a webinar about "...how small and rural libraries are bringing creation spaces to their communities."

*         Makerspaces in Libraries: Legal Considerations<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=416> "Your community is supercharged about the new makerspace planned for your library. All systems are full speed ahead, and the staff is ready. But wait. Have you considered all the [legal] issues?"

*         Making Your Space: Creators and Makers in the Library webinar<http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/creators-and-makers.html> "...this webinar will help you learn how to get started and grow a space in your library for creating. Together, we will debunk the hype, learn how to define your library's scope and audience, get your board on board, and find creative partners in your community." There are two follow-up articles related to this webinar you might be interested in, Learning through Playful Exploration with Makerspaces<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/learning-through-playful-exploration-with-makerspaces.html> and Makers, iPads, and Ketchup: Digital Services for Children<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/makers-ipads-and-ketchup.html>.

*         The Future is Now: Rural Library as Innovation Incubator<http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Future_is_Now.html> is a webinar about "...Rural and small libraries with limited resources can become community innovation incubators, by providing patrons access to transformative technologies and by providing space for new ideas to be explored. Beyond makerspaces to editing suites and digital learning labs, libraries are empowering and impacting their communities, now and in the future..."

Here are a couple other articles you might find helpful in thinking about what approach is really right for your unique community:

*         A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/a-slice-of-maker-pie-stories-from-three-learner-labs.html> is an article about "...three libraries who navigated a more serious route toward which slice of 'maker pie' would be most palatable to their communities and staff. Each one offers a distinct perspective based on library attributes and community needs, and openly shares their personal journey in selecting the appropriate environment and the foundation on which to build their digital media lab, teen hub or makerspace."

*         Make. Learn. Connect.<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/Make-Connect-Learn.html>  is an article exploring... "There is a blitz of digital literacy initiatives in libraries across the nation as the imperatives mount for all citizens to get up to speed on 21st century skills and tools... At the same time, there is a rising tide of makerspaces percolating into library spaces, or setting up in collaboration with libraries. Is there a connection between these two trends?"

Here are a couple books you might want to check out via interlibrary loan from the State Library:

*         Mathew Hamilton and Dara Hanke Schmidt. (2015). Make It Here: Inciting Creativity and Innovation in Your Library. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. 978-1-61069-554-1. "...a complete, step-by-step guide for starting a makerspace program at your library and follows through with instructions for operation and building on your success."


*         Burke, John J. (2014). Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Boulder, CO: Rowman &Littlefield. 978-1-4422-2967-9. "This practical guide will help librarians develop, budget for, and implement makerspaces; write grant proposals for funding; and understand the mindset behind the maker movement in order to meet patron needs."

If you would like to request these books or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process (e.g. OCLC or ALA request form).  Otherwise, send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way.


Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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