Monday, October 09, 2017

Library 2.017 Makerspaces Special Pre-Conference Webinar - Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL"

As a special bonus for registering (free) for the Library 2.017 Makerspaces mini-conference, you also can attend live and/or watch the recording of a special 90-minute live Webinar with the folks from Fayetteville Free Library on "STEAM and Making at the FFL."

The Webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 10th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time.
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
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STEAM and Making at the FFL - Outline

  • 15 Minutes  Introductions and Virtual Tour of our spaces
    • Include walkthrough of Creation lab and Fab lab
    • Quickly highlight the equipment and some examples of its uses
  • 60 Minutes  Presentation (powerpoint)
    • Why making in libraries?
    • Strategies for getting started
    • Administrative considerations
    • Funding
    • Policies & procedures
    • Staffing & Training
    • Community Involvement
    • Assessment Tools & Strategies
    • Outcomes and Impacts
    • Program Examples
  • 15 Minutes  Q+A

Susan Considine
Executive Director
Fayetteville Free Library

Sue Considine is the Executive Director of the Fayetteville Free Library.  As an administrator of a busy, progressive public library, Sue has successfully recruited and developed a team of dynamic professionals, support staff and community members who offer cutting edge library services in a state of the art environment to an engaged community.  During Sue’s administration the Fayetteville Free Library has received the Library Journal’s Five Star rating for seven years. Sue is a leader of innovation in the library field, pioneering new transformative methods of community engagement including integration of participatory STEAM learning into all library services and launching the first ever Fabrication lab, the FFL FabLab,  in a public library.  Sue is a passionate advocate for librarians and is committed to the development of the next generation of librarian leaders through the identification of and creation of leadership opportunities in the information field for new graduates and emerging library leaders.  Sue is a seasoned national and international public speaker who has presented on contemporary library issues including, future libraries, innovation, leadership, organizational design, team development and more. Sue is a proud recipient of the 2012 NYLA Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director award and both the 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and the WCNY Women Who Make America awards.  Sue received the White House “Champion of Change” award and had the honor to participate in a panel discussion, representing the FFL, CNY and Public Libraries, at the White House. In 2015 Sue received the Central NY Business Journal Not for Profit Excellence award and was invited to present on a panel at the first annual day of Making at the US Capitol in DC.  In 2016, Sue Considine received the PLA Charlie Robinson award for innovation and excellence in public library leadership and finally in 2017, Sue received the Business of the Year award on behalf of the Fayetteville Free Library from the FM Chamber of Commerce.
Sue’s philosophy:  If Not for the Library- Making and STEAM in Libraries and Alternative Environments:  Cultures of Innovation that Facilitate Access to Transformative Technologies, meaningful, outcomes based 21st century Literacy Learning and Engaging Opportunities.



Mike Cimino
Director of STEAM and Making
Fayetteville Free Library

Michael Cimino is the Director of STEAM and Making at the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL). He worked as a secondary educator before joining the Fayetteville Free Library in the summer of 2013. Michael received his MSED in Literacy from SUNY Cortland in 2011. Michael's primary responsibilities are facilitating STEAM and Making program creation and execution for the FFL. Michael also works to build relationships with members of the community who are interested in enhancing the use and accessibility of our Makerspaces.

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