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Failure has always been a dirty word, the world of makerspaces has changed that stigma. Failure is not defeat, it is only one further step towards success. In this presentation, we will discuss how not getting the desired outcome the first, second, fifth or even twentieth time is not a defeat, but part of the learning process. Helping patrons with patience, thought and design is the best way to develop an idea in makerspace to its desired outcome. It took Thomas Edison over 1,000 tries before he perfected the lightbulb.

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Original broadcast May 16, 2017


Biography ~ Chris DeCristofaro 

Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York. Chris the creator and co-host of the podcast “The Library Pros”, a podcast that discusses libraries and technology. The podcast has had over 5,000 downloads in 18 months and has been downloaded in all 50 states and 22 countries around the world. Chris has been a librarian since 2002 working in several libraries across Suffolk County New York. He has been a speaker at various conferences and seminars and is currently the President of the “Computer and Technical Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association” and hosts a monthly meeting discussing libraries and tech with colleagues from across Long Island.