3D Printing Is Just the Beginning: The Future of Makerspaces within Academic Libraries
November 7, 2012
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Description: The maker movement is growing across the country and world. With interactive, participatory events and growing local communities, we've seen a shift. Individuals, professionals, and hobbyists from areas such as engineering, design, science, art, and more are coming together with one common thread: the desire to make.
Public libraries were the first on the scene to take notice and respond, but now we're beginning to see academic libraries recognize this untapped potential for their own communities. This emerging learning trend holds the promise of enormous change, bringing many researchers and students together from across disciplines in a truly collaborative way. This movement is about more than just the purchase of expensive equipment; it involves engagement, outreach, and knowledge about what drives the academic community. The academic environment is shifting toward content creation in a variety of forms, in turn reshaping learning, curriculums, and research across the board. In order for libraries to continue to support the research and learning needs of their institutions, it is critical to go beyond traditional library materials, to understand what new resources and technologies the library can support for all on campus to use.
- Understand the maker movement and the players involved.
- Examine why the library is the perfect place on campus for making and understand current initiatives in libraries
- Learn outreach examples and ideas that can be applied at a variety of institutions
- Engage with innovative ideas that can provide future inspiration for academic libraries
Presenters: Lisa Kurt, Engineering + Emerging Technologies Librarian, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, University of Nevada, Reno; Tod Colegrove, Head, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, University of Nevada
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