Makerspaces in the Library: How to plan for success!

Course Description
Course Type: 

Implementing a makerspace into your library's services can be a challenging and exciting project for public, special, school and academic librarians alike. This course will utilize feedback from other successful makerspaces, and look at how makerspaces can be designed to promote library services already in place.

We will also be talking about what it means to be innovative and interdisciplinary with your library's programming. Library services should be reevaluated on a regular basis and interpreted liberally with planning your makerspace.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define what is a makerspace.
  • What resources are available, and how to utilize them.
  • Learn how to reach out to stakeholders in your institution, and communities, to help promote makerspace services.
  • How to make sure your makerspace evolves and doesn't become stagnant.
Target Audience: 
Teachers and librarians in the beginning stages of planning their makerspace.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • Participants should come prepared to ask questions.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Rebekah J. Lee -
Continuing Education Credit
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