Making Your Own Makerspace

Date(s) - 07/30/2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 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 budding creators and innovators a collaborative learning environment, sometimes called makerspaces, to share ideas, create robots, learn programming skills, and design/print objects using 3-D printers. 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 users.
  • Discover the process/resources Chad Mairn used for the creation of St. Petersburg College’s Innovation Lab.
  • Gain an appreciation as to what other libraries and other institutions are doing in this new exciting space.
  • Acquire numerous programming ideas to help foster creativity and learning.

Can’t attend the live event?  Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar.

Instructor Bio ~ Chad Mairn
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.


Registration is closed for this event.