New workshop—Makerspaces: Embracing DIY Culture at Your Library

For Immediate Release
Thu, 02/08/2018


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Makerspaces: Embracing DIY Culture at Your Library with Ellyssa Kroski. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30pm Eastern/12:30pm Central/11:30am Mountain/10:30am Pacific on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where people gather to create, invent, and learn. Library makerspaces often have 3-D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, and more. Many libraries are already building their own dedicated makerspaces and developing valuable STEM programming based on the makerspace tools and technologies available.

If you haven’t yet gotten involved, this workshop is for you. Veteran library technologist Ellyssa Kroski will show you what you need to get started. You’ll learn about how makerspaces can be launched in a variety of physical, community and financial settings and how they can best benefit your patrons.

About the Instructor

Ellyssa Kroski is Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute, as well as an award-winning editor and author of 35 books, including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, for which she won the AALL’s 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series The Tech Set won ALA’s Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. Her professional portfolio is located at

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