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Re: Maker Spaces and Academic Libraries

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Edward Iglesias <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:24:56 -0400

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Thanks so much for this.  One immediate question I have regards staff
training.  Who did you get to assemble and maintain the 3D printers etc...
Is it all enthusiastic self taught staff or did you hire folks especially
for these positions?

Thanks,

Edward

On Friday, August 24, 2012, Lisa H Kurt wrote:

> Hi Edward,
>
> Throughout the past year we have been working toward transforming the
> DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library into a library makerspace at the
> University of Nevada, Reno. It started with the purchase of a button maker
> and holding mini maker breaks and has grown with bigger events, workshops,
> the purchase or repurpose of numerous tools and equipment. We've also made
> changes to the space to create the kind of environment where our community
> wants to create. Though we are in name a science and engineering library-
> we work across many departments and colleges with several faculty and
> students to bring together computer scientists, designers, engineers,
> artists, and others to promote a really creative, exploratory learning
> space.
>
> Today, in the DeLaMare Library we have 2 3D printers, a 3D scanner, 2
> button makers, about a dozen arduino kits, soldering kits, AR Drones, and
> more. We've converted a lot of the space that once held books to make room
> for collaborative space and entire walls painted in whiteboard paint.
> We've held a lockpicking workshop in partnership with Reno's local
> makerspace, Bridgewire: http://www.renobridgewire.org/, here in the
> library where over 80 people attended. We worked with them to offer a
> student membership as well.
>
> Bill Nye is coming to our campus and we're heavily involved in the science
> fair planned for that day, showcasing all of the great resources we have
> available and student projects done in the library. We collaborate
> regularly with both Bridgewire and the local co-working space, The Reno
> Collective: http://renocollective.com/. We also have been involved with
> Reno's WordPress group and have hosted WordCamp the past couple of years.
>
> We wrote up a post talking more specifically about the 3D printer and the
> setup here: http://acrl.ala.org/techconnect/?p=1403
>
> You can also see some of the photos of stuff we've done here:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/dstl_unr
>
> We're working on collaborating more with various departments and
> showcasing all kinds of things here: http://www.kclabs.org
>
> There is a lot to say about what we've been busy doing but I hope this
> glimpse helps- let me know if you have questions or need more information-
> thanks!
>
> Lisa
>
> ____________________________
> Lisa Kurt
> Engineering and Emerging Technologies Librarian
> DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library
> University of Nevada, Reno
> phone: 775.682.5706
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 8/24/12 5:03 AM, "Edward Iglesias" <[log in to unmask]<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> >Thanks Jason!  Ab Fab indeed!
> >
> >Edward Iglesias
> >
> >
> >On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Jason Griffey <[log in to unmask]<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >
> >> In my last Library tech report, I included a chapter on 3D printing
> >> (chapter 4, please excuse the title, I had to) that spoke a bit to why
> >> libraries needed to be in the space, which certainly overlaps with the
> >> Makerspace convo:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> http://alatechsource.metapress.com/content/rpl5883j3620/?p=5b1da8d73bec46
> >>918808d4fb69a73abe&pi=2
> >>
> >> Full text is available there...the whole work is CC licensed, so feel
> >> free to grab a copy. :-)
> >>
> >> Jason
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:55 PM, David Brightbill
> >> <[log in to unmask] <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >> > I'm leading the effort to build a makerspace in my local community and
> >> have some thoughts around the role of established institutions
> >>(libraries,
> >> EDC's, government, etc.) in making this happen.  I'd be happy to have a
> >> telephone or G+ chat with you about this if you wish.
> >> >
> >> > Cheers,
> >> > Dave Brightbill
> >> > Manager of Research and Development
> >> > Florida Virtual Campus
> >> >
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]<javascript:;>]
> On Behalf
> >>Of
> >> Edward Iglesias
> >> > Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:11 PM
> >> > To: [log in to unmask] <javascript:;>
> >> > Subject: [CODE4LIB] Maker Spaces and Academic Libraries
> >> >
> >> > Hello All,
> >> >
> >> > A colleague and I are going to be presenting at code4lib NE on the
> >> subject of makerspaces in academic libraries.  Are any of you doing
> >>this?
> >>  If so I would love to pick your brains a little.
> >> >
> >> > Edward Iglesias
>


-- 
Edward Iglesias

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