Makerspaces in Libraries

May 14, 2016
2:30 - 3:15 pm

In Partnership with the School Librarians of Rhode Island Annual Conference

Memorial Union, University of Rhode Island

Facilitators: Phyllis Humphreys, Library Media Specialist, Cole MIddle School, East Greenwich, RI
Michelle Steever, Library Media Specialist, East Elementary School, Sharon, MA
FabNewport, Innovation and Design lab, Newport, RI
Brian Jepson, Editor,
Allison Barker, MSL Grad Assistant

Many libraries have found that maker culture and makerspaces fit naturally with their existing missions, and have begun to incorporate makerspaces into the services they offer their communities. In this session, you will have the opportunity to visit different makerspace stations to find out more about the kind of supplies, skills, and ideas you would need to start your own program.  This workshop will be held during the School Librarians of Rhode Island Annual Conference. You may join the conference starting at 2:00 pm for this workshop at no charge.  Librarians who have registered for the entire conference are invited to participate as well.

Intended Audience: School Librarians, Public Librarians

Series: Media Smart Libraries

The Media Smart Libraries program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  
Please register for this Media Smart Libraries Workshop through the Office of Library and Information Services Continuing Education page

Attendance at this workshop can be applied to the Access & Use, Analyze & Evaluate, Create & Collaborate, Reflect, and Take Action Badges.



Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm