Makerspaces & Technologies

Makerspaces & 3D Printing

Building and Operating a Digital Media Lab, October 27, 2016
Podcast: FYI Podcast
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/10/building-and-operating-a-digital-media-lab-with-jeffrey-fisher-fyi-podcast-episode-15/
Talk with Jeffrey P. Fisher, author of the latest book in PLA’s ‘Quick Reads’ Series “Building and Operating a Digital Media Lab,” about planning your media lab–including creating a vision, selling the concept, budgets, staffing, programming, and more.

Digital Media Labs and Makerspaces for Small & Rural Libraries, February 26, 2014
Webinar: TechSoup For Libraries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU1DnGtjYt0&list=PLRCtupIatuLmJFSGDespQJFXfgg3GLhwO&index=65
Archived webinar sponsored by TechSoup For Libraries on creating and managing technology centers and makerspaces in smaller libraries.

Libraries Transform, Maker Movement
Website: American Libraries Association
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/maker-movement
American Library Association Libraries Transform webpage dedicated to the maker movement.

Makerspaces, February 16, 2017
Webinar: American Libraries Live
https://goo.gl/fP3CuA
Library makerspaces are transformative, inviting library users to create, innovate and collaborate. But like any new initiative, makerspaces also bring up a host of unique challenges. How do you get started? How can you work within your library’s staff and budget constraints? In this episode of American Libraries Live, an expert panel discusses these and other issues surrounding makerspaces in the library.

Making + Learning in Museums & Libraries: A Practitioner's Guide & Framework, 2017
PDF: Making+Learning
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53b2a0eae4b0ad0f45a1b42f/t/591c78f96a4963872bf5d2b0/1495038228869/MakerspacesPub_v15.pdf
This report introduces a framework to support learning in library and museum makerspaces. The framework demonstrates how we can create the conditions for ambitious learning experiences to unfold within the making experience.

Making Your Space: Creators and Makers in the Library, July 9, 2014
Webinar: OCLC WebJunction
https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/creators-and-makers.html
Archived webinar sponsored by OCLC WebJunction on makerspaces in libraries.

Progress in the Making: Librarians’ Practical 3D Printing Questions Answered, 2016
PDF: American Libraries Association
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/ALA_3D_Printing_Q__A_Final.pdf
American Library Association report that poses and answers sixteen practical questions related to establishing 3D printing as a library service.

Supporting Your Community Through Making, February 1, 2016
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/02/supporting-your-community-through-making
Public Libraries Online blogpost on community development through makerspaces.

Technology Center Focuses on Innovation and Creativity, March 6, 2014
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2014/03/technology-center-focuses-on-innovation-and-creativity
Public Libraries Online article focusing on technology centers and makerspaces in public libraries.

Why Make? An Exploration of User-Perceived Benefits of Makerspaces, November 28, 2016
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/11/why-make-an-exploration-of-user-perceived-benefits-of-makerspaces/
This exploratory study examines users’ perceptions of their experience in public library makerspaces.

Legal Issues

Makerspaces in Libraries: Legal Considerations, July 22, 2014
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=416
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on legal considerations and issues surrounding makerspaces in libraries.

Raspberry Pi

Building Small, Cheap, Dedicated Catalog Stations: Do-It-Yourself Raspberry Pi OPACS, May 1, 2015
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2015/05/building-small-cheap-dedicated-catalog-stations-do-it-yourself-rasberry-pi-opacs
Public Libraries Online blogpost on how to configure a Raspberry Pi to run as an online public access catalog (OPAC).

Raspberry Pi for Educators and Librarians, July 28, 2014
Article: TechSoup For Libraries
http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/raspberry-pi-for-educators-and-librarians
TechSoup For Libraries blogpost on Raspberry Pi usage in libraries.

Technology Trends

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries Part 1, December 9, 2015
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=536
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on emerging technology trends in libraries, part 1 of 3.

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries Part 2, February 2, 2016
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=549
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on emerging technology trends in libraries, part 2 of 3.

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries Part 3, March 1, 2016
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=550
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on emerging technology trends in libraries, part 3 of 3.

Emerging Technology Trends and the Library, April 27, 2016
Webinar: Demco, Inc.
http://ideas.demco.com/webinar/emerging-library-technology-trends/
Learn about the newest trends in library technology and discover simple and budget-friendly ways to bring them to your library today.

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report
Website: Recode
https://www.recode.net/2017/5/31/15693686/mary-meeker-kleiner-perkins-kpcb-slides-internet-trends-code-2017
Legendary internet stock analyst Mary Meeker gives her annual look at the internet.

Top Library Tech Trends, May 1, 2017
Article: American Libraries Magazine
https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2017/05/01/top-library-tech-trends/
Tech leaders recommend the tools and resources your library can adopt now and in the near future.