Makerspaces

Makerspaces

A Practical Guide for Librarians

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Rowman and Littllefield
A “makerspace” is an area in a library where users can use tools and equipment to design, build, and create all sorts of different things. It may be a dedicated room or a multipurpose space in which a collection of raw materials and resources can be utilized as desired. Projects range from prototyping product designs with 3D printers, to programming robots, to creating art out of recycled items.

This practical guide will help librarians

  • develop, budget for, and implement makerspaces;
  • write grant proposals for funding;
  • and understand the mindset behind the maker movement in order to meet patron needs.

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians also includes useful case studies, descriptions of equipment and new technologies, and models for planning and assessing projects.

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians helps librarians create DIY (do-it-youself) spaces in academic or public libraries. Through this text, librarians will understand the mindset behind the maker movement; learn how to assess patron needs; and create a budget for and equip these spaces.

Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014?]
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014?]
ISBN: 9781442229686
9781442229679
1442229675
Branch Call Number: MAKER 658.4 BUR 2014
Characteristics: xix, 183 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

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