Make Way for Makerspaces in the Library On-Demand Webinar

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoMakerspaces are gaining popularity in public libraries across the U.S. These innovative spots introduce library patrons to tools, like 3D printers and makerbots, not normally found in the library and offer patrons the opportunity to explore their interests, use new tools, and develop creative projects. Join webinar presenter, Lauren Britton, developer of the “Fayetteville Fab Lab” at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library, to learn all about makerspaces including what they are, why your library should think about developing one, and what elements need to be incorporated. Lauren shares project and programming ideas and examples of current library makerspaces, as well as answers attendee questions. View this for this informative look at libraries on the cutting edge of patron creation.

This archived webinar was originally presented October 17, 2012.

Running time: 1 hour, 7 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Understand why makerspaces are a great fit for public libraries
  • Know the key elements of developing a successful makerspace including required tools and technology
  • Have various makerspace project and programming ideas to implement

Who Should Purchase

Public library staff, directors, and trustees.

Instructor

Lauren BrittonLauren Britton is the transliteracy development director at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library. As a leader in the library makerspace movement, Britton is interested in working with libraries of all kinds to build these trans-formative spaces across the country. Britton is passionate about the future of libraries and has authored a number of articles and frequently presents on the subject of library makerspaces at national conferences, including Computers in Libraries, The Clinton Global Initiative: America, and Internet Librarian. Britton serves as a Member-at-Large for the NYLA Leadership and Management Board.


Dates & Times

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

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Technical Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

How to Purchase

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If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.