"Making" Readers: How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy

We have all heard how making and makerspaces can encourage STEM learning, but what can they do for literacy? This webinar will address ways that literacy and making can go hand in hand to enhance your programs offered at the library. By focusing on transliteracy skills, and including maker activities with literacy activities, librarians can better influence the traditional literacy skills they have always targeted.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to: 
  • Identify components of a "maker mindset" that can be utilized across subjects.
  • Weave important literacy skills into maker activities, such as inquiry-based learning, open-ended learning, and print motivation.
  • Design programs that incorporate transmedia and traditional literacy elements.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who serves ages 4-12 in a library setting who is interested in literacy, makerspaces, or both


Megan Egbert Is the Programs Manager for the Meridian Library District (ID). She earned her Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas and her Bachelors in Sociology from Boise State University. Her interests include STEAM education, digital badges, makerspaces, using apps in storytime, and fostering digital literacy.She has an upcoming book (Sept, 2016- Libraries Unlimited) called Creating Makers: How to Start a Learning Revolution at Your Library. Follow her @MeganEgbert on Twitter



ALSC is offering this webinar free of charge.

How to Register

View "Making" Readers: How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026