Posts tagged "Makerspace"
The Labs @ CLP series: Making Room for Music Recording in the Library

The Labs @ CLP series: Making Room for Music Recording in the Library

The Labs @ CLP has been around for four years now, working to better integrate mentorship and maker-centered learning into our programs and services. If you read some of our early blog entries about the development of the program, you’ll know that programming was designed in a very prescribed way: one workshop and one Open...
The Idea Studio at Fond du Lac Public Library

The Idea Studio at Fond du Lac Public Library

Today we’re thrilled to host Mel Kolstad, artist and library lover, who tells us about the brand new Idea Studio at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Enjoy! by Mel Kolstad After nearly three years of planning, grant writing and building, Idea Studio is finally a reality, and Fond du Lac has its very own...
Engaging Student Stakeholders with Google Cardboard at Pearsall Library: Phase One

Engaging Student Stakeholders with Google Cardboard at Pearsall Library: Phase One

by Ian Boucher  Google Cardboard is a quick and cheap technology to implement in a library, and its implications are just as fascinating. We at North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Pearsall Library ushered in 2016 with a Google Cardboard demo space, reinforcing to our students the part they can play in personally assessing the value of...
The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

The New Black & Veatch MakeSpace at the Johnson County Library

By Bryan Voell The Johnson County (KS) Library opened its first Makerspace in 2013. At that time it was the size of a (very) small room, but with the economy of size came loads of creative potential. The demand for our two 3D printers, green screen and software-loaded Macs was so great that it quickly...
National Week of Making (June 17-23)

National Week of Making (June 17-23)

An email announcement about the National Week of Making came through the LAIP inbox recently, and we want to spread the word! The Office of Science & Technology is promoting this White House initiative, and we wanted to share the following from OSTP’s Assistant Director of Making, Andrew Coy: We are looking forward to having...
A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

Today we have an interview with Colleen Graves, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a school librarian/maker who has brought a makerspace into her school library. Enjoy! Busy morning #making, #soldering, using computers, #studying, #reading @ryan_library! #li… https://t.co/L7KRNcOKzC pic.twitter.com/hbxh9KIulh — Colleen Graves (@gravescolleen) February 29, 2016 LAIP: Tell us a little bit about...
Partnering for an After-School Maker Club

Partnering for an After-School Maker Club

by Laura Damon-Moore We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: smart, sustainable partnerships make for great creativity-incubating programs. In the summer of 2015, as I was looking ahead to a fall and winter season that was going to be busy and transition-ful for me personally, I made the decision to try and have a...
Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Night Light at the Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December, 2014. A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.  Today, an interview with artist in residence Justin Bitner about his take on the monthly Night Light late night programming series at the library–...
SDPL Labs: Maker Faire San Diego

SDPL Labs: Maker Faire San Diego

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Monnee shares the awesomeness of the San Diego Makerfaire, where the library showed off its programs and connected with local makers . Enjoy! ~Erinn by Monnee Tong The...
All Hands on Tech: Exploring Technology in Kids Library Programming

All Hands on Tech: Exploring Technology in Kids Library Programming

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when Digital Learning Librarian Corey Wittig had just secured a pilot grant. It’s all grown up now, and has evolved into a thoughtful and responsive makerspace model that adds real value to conversations about connected learning and community involvement. Check out the whole...
Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

Innisfil Public Library Resident Tinker

This post originally appeared in October 2013. When we heard that there was a library with a “resident tinker,” we knew we had to get in touch!  Read on to learn how Innisfil Public Library in Canada is bringing the creativity of the maker movement into the library space by hosting an Artist in Residence...
Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library...and that’s a good thing

Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library…and that’s a good thing

This article originally appeared in September 2013. We were delighted when Laura Doggett got in touch recently– not only is she pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She will be sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as...