Across the country, many libraries, museums and schools are embracing the concept of “making.” Recognizing the role making can play as a catalyst for STEM learning, entrepreneurship and community building, many of these institutions are now in the early stages of planning and/or implementing maker clubs, hosting maker programs, applying for maker grants or developing dedicated makerspaces. Questions about making in libraries have shifted, no longer revolving around the “whys” but instead focusing on very specific “hows,” and “then whats.” Come to this session to get those “hows” answered and to learn how easy it is to “make the making” at your library. Find out more about what members of the Fayetteville Free Library team have learned since identifying making as a core part of their mission over four years ago. Get hands-on training on maker technologies you can use with your users!
Leah Kraus, Director of Community Engagement & Experience, and Mike Cimino, Technology Integration Specialist, both from the Fayetteville Free Library, Fayeteville, N.Y.
This program is co-sponsored by the RRLC Library Assistants Group.
FREE to RRLC & Empire State Library Network members