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Free November Webinars for Library Staff
Libraries pulled through, of course, but then the rise of the internet renewed fears of obsolescence. So far, the internet has not killed libraries either. The goal is, ultimately, to stay relevant and increase appeal. Yet much of the glitz may be just that— glitz.
Survey data and experts suggest that students generally appreciate libraries most for their simple, traditional offerings : a quiet place to study or collaborate on a group project, the ability to print research papers, and access to books. Notably, many students say they like relying on librarians to help them track down hard-to-find texts or navigate scholarly journal databases.
Some colleges see libraries as prime real estate that can hold any number of miscellaneous student services, from tutoring to child care.
Read: The books of college libraries are turning into wallpaper. A Librarian's Guide to OER in the Maker Space This article, written by library media specialist and author Laura Fleming, introduces librarians and educators to the open educational resources OER movement, and focuses on how to integrate STEM-oriented makerspaces and other disciplines into the traditional learning space. Growing Learning Communities Through School Libraries and Makerspaces-Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, Contributing Another informative post on "The Unquiet Mind," this article served as one of the site's first comprehensive guides to makerspaces, exploring a variety of possibilities for creating a collaborative learning environment at locations across the U.
The post accompanies a presentation about makerspaces given by the author to the Independent School Library Exchange of Southern California. Make it Work! Biohackerspace, DIYbio, and Libraries Posted on the ACRL TechConnect Blog, this article explores projects at makerspaces across the country focused on developing science, technology, and engineering programs that can essentially turn any library into a makeshift biology lab.
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Author Bailey Brewer makes the case that, while makerspaces are known for bringing 3D technology to the masses, the potential for a greater sense of community among college-age participants will likely carry makerspaces into the future. Her subsequent initiatives to develop ongoing maker events, especially for children, take place at Winlock Library in Timberland, WA. For inspiration, among many resources available on the site is the story of the makerspace at Murray Hill Middle School in Maryland, where Jones helped to launch a collaborative project space more than 18 years ago.
Touted as the "greatest show and tell on earth," Maker Faire has emerged as the official international celebration of not only creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation but also a mass gathering of the maker movement at large.
Each year, Maker Faire hosts multi-day flagship faires in Chicago, New York, and the Bay Area, as well as ongoing regional events, mini faires and school faires around the world. The organization is perhaps the most well-known makerspace networking resource, having established its own "Maker Shed" tools and products, a "Maker Camp" online community and a "Make" magazine for subscribers.
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