Making Maker Space Programming for Librarians
There is a kind of revolution going on in library programming. Whether you
call them Maker, Community, or Hacker Spaces, these DIY working areas in
libraries have become a popular meeting and creative program space for
patrons of all ages.
Much more than a make it and take it the Maker Space provides the tools,
instruction, and company of others that inspire and enable creative
making. The programs are most popular with teens and young adults but can
include all ages. Lego programming for young children for example is a
popular activity for this age group Maker.
Maker program participant activities range from learning Fine Art Painting
skills to creating Ancient Astronomical Instruments and everything in
between. Co-creaters and subject experts may collaborate to build robots, a
new business, 3-D graphic T-shirts, or bicycle sculpture. It's not just
primarily physical doing that happens at the Maker Space. Teens Maker
workshops can include poetry making, writing workshops, language coding and
other intellectual pursuits.
Visit http://www.artmuseums.com/makerspaces.htm to see what librarians who
took the class had to say about it and to sign up for the February 5th