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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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School Library Makerspace Strategies Webinar with Colleen Graves @GravesColleen 

School Library Makerspace Strategies Webinar with Colleen Graves @GravesColleen  | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Ashley Kazyaka and the Colorado State Library invited me to speak to Coloradans/school librarians about makerspaces in affluent communities versus makerspaces in lower socio economic schools. I had a great time today discussing my passion for inclusive makerspaces and in case you missed it, here are the slides for my webinar and here is the Webinar recording! " 

http://bit.ly/25xh3Kt ;


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Make it happen!

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"


Facepalm.


The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.

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Libraries as a place to invent and share. Libraries as a place to learn and build. Libraries as makerspaces.  

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
GwynethJones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

IWe have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, June 15, 2015 1:57 PM

Makerspaces are coming to our County - Solana Beach is leading the way! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

Sophie GAL's curator insight, March 8, 4:44 AM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.