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TitleThe makerspace librarian's sourcebook
Author edited by Ellyssa Kroski
ImprintChicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017
Descript xi, 388 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


"Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. This hands-on sourcebook edited by technology expert Kroski includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today. Packed with cutting edge instruction and advice from the field's most tech-savvy innovators, this collection leads librarians through how to start their own makerspace from the ground up, covering strategic planning, funding sources, starter equipment lists, space design, and safety guidelines; discusses the transformative teaching and learning opportunities that makerspaces offer, with tips on how to empower and encourage a diverse maker culture within the library; delves into 11 of the most essential technologies and tools most commonly found in makerspaces, ranging from 3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and wearable electronics to CNC, Legos, drones, and circuitry kits; and includes an assortment of project ideas that are ready to implement. As useful for those just entering the "what if" stage as it is for those with makerspaces already up and running, this book will help libraries engage the community in their makerspaces"


Part I. Creating the library makerspace. How to start a library makerspace / Cherie Bronkar ; Pedagogy & prototyping in library makerspaces / Laura Costello, Meredith Powers, and Dana Haugh ; Encouraging a diverse maker culture / Amy Vecchione, Deana Brown, Gregory Brasier, and Ann Delaney ; Safety and guidelines in the library makerspace / Kevin Delecki -- Part II. Makerspace materials, tools, and technologies. A librarian's guide to 3D printing / Bohyun Kim ; Raspberry Pi for librarians / Stephen M. Tafoya ; Arduino for librarians / Jonathan M. Smith ; Lilypad, Adafruit, and more : wearable electronics for libraries / Megan Egbert ; Google cardboard for librarians / Tom Bruno ; Legos in the library / Megan Lotts ; littleBits, MaKey MaKey, Chibitronics, and more : circuitry projects for libraries / Wendy Harrop ; Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in the library with cutting and milling machines / Rob Dumas ; Robotics in libraries / Antonia Krupicka-Smith ; Drones in the library / Chad Mairn and Kristi Seferi ; Library hackerspace programs / Chad Clark -- Part III. Looking ahead. Mobile makerspaces / Kim Martin, Mary Compton, and Ryan Hunt ; Sustainability : keeping the library makerspace alive / Sharona Ginsberg ; The future of library makerspaces / Eric Johnson

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