Monday, October 09, 2017

Makerspaces Online Conference WEDNESDAY - Special Pre-Conference Webinar TUESDAY "STEAM and Making at the Fayetteville Free Library"

We hope you will consider registering (free) for the third and final of our Library 2.017 mini-conferences this year. "Makerspaces" will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards.

By registering, you'll also have live and/or recorded access to a special 90-minute pre-confernce Webinar hosted by the team from the Fayetteville Free Library: "STEAM and Making at the FFL" on Tuesday, October 10th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. More information HERE. And we'll send you a bonus "Library Makerspaces" Resource Pack. Plus, we'll be using so that you can receive digital credentials for attending and participating!

This is a free event, being held online. 
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

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This mini-conference on libraries and makerspaces is being organized in partnership with Heather Moorefield-Lang, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker: "There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities, offering further services and methods to meet patron needs."

Joining Heather for the opening hour will be: Dr. June Abbas, PhD, a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus; Leanne Bowler, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School Information; Kyungwon Koh, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.

Registered attendees can then also view their choice of the following 30-minute sessions, all of which will be recorded and available afterwards:

  • Bibliotecas Activas by Hilda Gómez. Full Description HERE
  • Finding What Fits: Approachability of Makerspaces and Making in the Library by Abigail L. Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Utah State University | Full Description HERE
  • From Makerspace to Learning Commons: What's Next by IdaMae Craddock | Full Description HERE
  • From Zero to System Wide Makerspace in 3 Grants and 4 Years by Rebecca Ferrer | Full Description HERE
  • Hosting Maker Days and Forging Collaborative Partnerships in Anticipation of an Academic Library Makerspace by Tara Smith + Jessica McClean | Full Description HERE
  • Keeping It Fresh: How to Create and Sustain a Maker Culture that Motivates Teens by Alisha Wilson, Teacher-Librarian + Nancy Stetzinger | Full Description HERE
  • Librarians are Maker Champions: Here's how you can be too! by Josh Weisgrau, Program Director for Maker Learning, Digital Promise | Jessica Parker, Director of Community, Maker Ed | Full Description HERE
  • Low Cost Tools to Bring Making into Your Library by Robert Pronovost, STEM Coordinator of Maker Education | Full Description HERE
  • Making a Difference by Kristina A. Holzweiss | Full Description HERE
  • Making Maker Literacies: Competencies-based Course Integration of Academic Library Makerspaces by Martin Wallace, Katie Peery, Morgan Chivers | Full Description HERE
  • Proposal for a Theoretical Framework for Small + Rural Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurs by Ben Rearick, Graduate Student Research Assistant | Full Description HERE
  • Smart Working for Active Makerspaces by Stephanie Piper | Full Description HERE
  • Volunteers at Your Library Makerspace by Rachel Seltz, Maker Coordinator | Full Description HERE
  • Walking the Walk: iterative design in student staff service learning projects by Morgan Chivers, Katie Musick Peery | Full Description HERE

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 and #librarymakerspaces on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.


The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.


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