So your library has a makerspace or is considering building a makerspace in the shadow of a pandemic. How does this “hands-on” space work now that social distancing and touching has become a “thing”?

Learn about how to reimagine what makerspaces do post COVID with new ideas, programming, and creative ways of re-imagining the makerspace for 2021.


Original broadcast August 25, 2021 

Presenter: Chris DeCristofaro
Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York. He is the Department head of “The Studio”, Sachem’s makerspace. Chris the creator and co-host of the podcast “The Library Pros”, a podcast that discusses libraries and technology. The podcast has had over 20,000 downloads in since March of 2017 and has been downloaded in all 50 states and 22 countries around the world. You can find the listen wherever you find podcasts. Chris has been a librarian since 2002 working in several libraries across Suffolk County New York. He has been a speaker at various conferences including The New York Library Association Conference, Computers in Libraries, Long Island Library Resources Council Conference on “Libraries and the Future” and other library tech seminars. Chris the past President and current “Member at Large” 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. Chris has a new book Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020) available now.