Making in the Library Toolkit

Making in the Library Toolkit

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About the toolkit

This tookit was created by the 2014 Makerspace Resources Task Force of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). YALSA would like to thank the members: Erica Compton, Amy Boese, Jaina Lewis, Steve Teeri, and Shauna Yusko.
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide library workers who work with and for tweens and teens with materials and resources for professional development, outreach, collections, and programs to successfully integrate the Maker mindset into programs and services.

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Sample citation

YALSA Makerspace Resources Task Force. “Making in the Library Toolkit.” Young Adult Library Services Association. January 2015. Young Adult Library Services Association, Web. [insert date accessed by user]. [insert exact URL of the toolkit].

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Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Planning
  • Partnerships
  • Tools and Materials
  • Making in School
  • Marketing, Branding, and Promotion
  • Evaluating Your Programs
  • Sharing Your Story and Demonstrating Impact
  • Sample Maker Programs
  • Wrapping it Up
  • Appendices