Date(s) - 05/08/2013
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm



Libraries are more than a storage house for books; they are friendly places for discovery! Do it yourself (DIY) culture has permeated into libraries giving patrons of all ages a chance to create interesting things. These collaborative learning environments, sometimes called makerspaces, are spaces where people can share innovative ideas and learn new skills. Makerspaces are a perfect fit in libraries primarily because it helps to enhance a library’s mission, which is to encourage lifelong learning.

In this webinar:

• Learn what a makerspace is and what it could mean for your library patrons.
• Discover a variety of resources to help build a great makerspace.
• Gain an appreciation as to what other libraries are doing in this new exciting space.
• Acquire numerous programming ideas to help foster creativity and learning.

About the Instructor:
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author and ‘technophile’ who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a company he co-founded, and whose goal is “to create custom underlying tools to help libraries interact with users, stay true to their goals and to thrive in the 21st century.

About the Instructor:
Brian Pichman is a technology enthusiast, sharing his thoughts and ideas to libraries so they can become more interactive, innovative, collaborative, and engaging   Brian started a collaborative platform called the Evolve Project which aims to change the way people see libraries by introducing new technology and concepts for libraries. Libraries need to re-position themselves as community anchors in order to succeed in today’s culture.


Registration is closed for this event.