The New Stacks: The Maker Movement Comes to Libraries
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Dale Dougherty, founding editor and publisher of MAKE Magazine, the leader of the maker movement, and Travis Good, MAKE contributing writer and maker champion, present a session on DIY culture and the return to “making” enabled by makerspaces. They’ll present thoughts and ideas on what they believe to be a unique opportunity for libraries across the country to reinvent their space and, at the same time, deliver on their original mission for their communities.
Specifically, Dale and Travis will introduce ALA members to the maker movement, discuss how making is transforming the landscape of education, supporting STEM initiatives, and motivating young people and adults alike to engage in learning by doing. Travis will present an overview of his cross-country tour, visiting libraries at different stages of creating a makerspace within the library, and a path to transition. Dale will speak to the initiatives and programs that libraries can avail themselves of that he is implementing through the Make Education Initiative.
To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL http://eventscribe.com/2013/ALA-Midwinter/.