Learn all about makerspaces in free webinar series
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — ALA TechSource and Library Boing Boing are making available an exciting new series of free webinars, Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service. In this series of four 60-minute webinars, registrants will have the opportunity to learn about a fast-growing library phenomenon from librarians who have been ahead of the pack. Registration for this free event is available at http://goo.gl/oZYUR.
Makerspaces are taking hold in the library world and they are spreading quickly, popping up in libraries of all types and sizes. Makerspaces give people a place to pursue their own interests in building things, using tools (physical or virtual) and connecting with one another. Libraries have expanded on traditional library services to provide DIY/craft/make services, setting up spaces within their buildings and within their communities that allow people to do anything from building model airplanes to 3-D printing to self-publishing novels.
Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement by attending our upcoming series of free webinars. Each webinar will feature a panel of staff, administration and patrons from one of the libraries that have implemented a makerspace. They’ll talk about how their makerspace concept began, how it was designed and how it was implemented. You’ll learn about the maker movement in general, the role libraries are playing specifically and get ideas about how you can get involved and start a makerspace in your library!
- Monday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m Eastern: Westport (Conn.) Public Library
- Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, 2 p.m. Eastern: Cleveland Public Library
- Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 2 p.m. Eastern: Detroit Public Library
- Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 2 p.m. Eastern: Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh)
There will be a Q and A with panelists following the presentation.
ALA TechSource Workshops and Webinars are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.
Library Boing Boing brings librarians and Boing Boing readers (aka, Happy Mutants) together to generate support for and raise interest in libraries via projects at local libraries.