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Meet Your Maker | Maker Movement

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On June 11, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, Maker Media, and Nation of Makers, hosted its first Capitol Hill Maker Faire, featuring a series of panel discussions and an expo open to the public, including members of Congress. Held in conjunction with this year’s National Maker Faire at the University of District of Columbia and the White House National Week of Making, June 12–18, these events indicate the growing interest in our nation’s capital in the Maker movement and its potential implications for education, workforce development, and community building.
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Discusses the views of dissenters who question spending resources for making

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7 Delaware public libraries have 3D printers - Technical.ly Delaware

7 Delaware public libraries have 3D printers - Technical.ly Delaware | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Why Delaware libraries are catching the technology bug.
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Maker Movement Reinvents Education - Newsweek

Newsweek Maker Movement Reinvents Education Newsweek Over the past few years, so-called “makerspaces” have cropped up in cities and small towns worldwide—often in affiliation with libraries, museums and other community centers, as well as in public...
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Makerspace Resources

Makerspace Resources
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A page of makerspace resources (compiled by the author of Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians)

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization."  from iLibrarian

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Westport Library Fosters Creativity With New Space - The Daily Voice

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"Westport Library Fosters Creativity With New SpaceThe Daily VoiceStaples High School student Henry Weller has a busy summer ahead of him, but that won't keep him from helping to build two 15-foot wooden airplanes at the Westport Library's new Maker Space...

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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create —

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — | More TechBits | Scoop.it

On Libraries and New Media, powered by Library Journal and School Library Journal ... This was the key theme of “Made in a Library,” the latest OCLC/Library Journal innovation symposium, on May 15.


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How Librarians Are Rockin' the Makerspace Movement

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Turn your library into a creative workshop with tips from six media specialists.

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I've read a lot about makerspaces and they seem great in theory but we still need to get over some of the simple problems like how to maintain equipment and save it form damage and vandalism.

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Making Your Space: Creators and Makers in the Library

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Join this webinar to learn how to grow a maker space or creation space in your library.
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Mesa libraries pilot innovative technologies, programs

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For years, libraries have been on the leading edge when it comes to piloting new technologies, but as libraries' offerings have evolved, their marketing and branding efforts haven't necessarily kept pace.
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Thinkspot, Hotspot, coffee cart, Stuff-brary, and Code Club -- some neat ideas!

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Library Makers: a new project resource! | Library as Incubator Project

Library Makers: a new project resource! | Library as Incubator Project | More TechBits | Scoop.it
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2 awesome resources, all rolled up into one.  

 

Library as Incubator Project - "The mission of the Library as Incubator Project is to promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types, and to advocate for libraries as incubators of the arts."  The site highlights tons of fascinating things being done in or related to libraries!

 

Library Makers - (as reviewed in this Library as Incubator post) "is somewhere between a how-to craft book and a web magazine – basically a solid inventory of craft and art projects that work well in a library – the materials are things that most library craft supply rooms have already, or are easily obtainable."

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Maker Librarian | Making the Future, One Library at a Time

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Welcome to Maker Librarian, the primary resource for librarians who want to learn about makers, hackerspaces, the participatory library and everything in between.

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Maker Space Coming

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From Westport Public Library: "The Library’s Maker Faire in April was so successful that we decided to keep the Maker mindset going. Builder and designer Joe Schott will be building a Maker Shed in The Great Hall, a place where people can come together to create and make innovative projects. The first will be two 15-foot wooden airplanes, which will be displayed after they’re completed. Stay tuned for more information about what will be happening in the Maker Shed"


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Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces

"We want to see 3D printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces become a regular feature--in addition to its other services--at every public library in the country. This is a description of our proposal to create a FabLab in the Fayetteville Free Library and gives a brief introduction to what 3D printing is and how revolutionary it will be for those who are unfamiliar with it."

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