Maker Monday makes ALA Midwinter Meeting
For Immediate Release
Amy R McGuigan
Conference Services (CONF)
1-800-545-2433 ext. 3226
CHICAGO — Maker Monday debuts at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, offering a day of events and activities to help you get informed and involved in the latest from the makerspace movement. It also provides a chance for successful programs to share their stories. Maker Monday includes:
- Maker Camp with a panel of your colleagues who participated in the Maker Camp pilot program with MAKE Magazine and Google (10:30-11:30 a.m.), including how libraries can participate in 2013.
- The New Stacks: The Maker Movement Comes to Libraries (1 - 2:30 p.m.) with Dale Dougherty (founding editor and publisher of MAKE Magazine, the leader of the maker movement) and Travis Good (MAKE contributing writer and maker champion) on how libraries can get involved and a road trip Good took across the U.S. to explore makerspaces in libraries.
- Informal Play and Q&A sessions throughout the day with Steve Teeri from the Detroit Public Library in the Networking Uncommons, discussing tools, offering ideas for easy programs to get you started, showing new MAKE kits designed specifically for libraries and letting you play with the kits.
- MAKE Magazine in the Exhibits at booth #2645 to answer your questions and chat with you.
For more information, search for “Maker Monday” in the Conference Scheduler.
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