Community Engagement Through Making

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders, began Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

This webinar, “Community Engagement through Making,” includes Steve Teeri, technology training associate at the Detroit Public Library and founder of the HYPE Makerspace, which allows teens to level up in abilities such as STEM and inventive thinking; Dara Schmidt, branch manager of Anythink Brighton and Matthew Hamilton, Anythink IT manager, from the Rangeview Library District; and Nate Hill, who oversees the daily operations of Digital Services and the 4th Floor Innovation Team as assistant director of the Chattanooga Public Library.

The Winter Webinar series will center on Making through innovation, community engagement and literacy, three focuses of Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives initiative.  The sessions are intended to showcase best practices, successes and to transfer knowledge among ALA members.

View the archived webinar here