Posts tagged "Makerspace"
Teen Central at Boston Public Library

Teen Central at Boston Public Library

by Natalie C. Anderson I’m sitting with Jessi Snow, Teen Services Team Leader for The Central Library of the Boston Public Library, in what is quite possibly the coolest place in Boston. At the risk of sounding like a big nerd, yes, it’s a library. Brand spanking new after a massive renovation, the Teen Central is...
SDPL Labs: Arduino Aplenty

SDPL Labs: Arduino Aplenty

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, Uyen shares the cool intergenerational programs. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Uyen Tran We did a lot of computer programming workshops at our San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin...
The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

The Labs Goes Teen: Exploring our Social Identity

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant.  It’s all grown up now, and looking to take over the entire library! Check out the whole series on The Labs @ CLP.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Amalia Kalisz Tonsor, Labs Mentor The latest chapters...
Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Celebrate National Library Week with #LibraryMade

Woo-hoo, National Library Week is nearly here and we’re reminding our readers about ALA’s theme for National Library Week this year, Unlimited Possibilities with a special focus on all things #LibraryMade! National Library Week: April 12-18, 2015 You can find all sorts of goodies on ALA’s NLW 2015 page, including web badges and downloadable promotional materials that...
The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Owls Are Not What They Seem | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

This is the final installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library– and as a fitting send-off, Sean and Lucas take a look at an after-hours bash with the Wisconsin Book Festival celebrating Twin Peaks!  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In...
SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression

SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression

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 gives an overview of how the IDEA Lab works– from equipment & software, to partnerships, to staffing. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Monnee Tong The IDEA Lab—it started with an...
College of San Mateo Library Makerspace

College of San Mateo Library Makerspace

Today we bring you a feature on the Makerspace at the College of San Mateo Library. Director of Library Services Lorrita Ford shares some of the fantastic pop-up programs that the library hosts in conjunction with student clubs and academic departments. This is a wonderful example of the partnership-driven makerspace model that can inspire libraries...
Integrating The Labs across CLP

Integrating The Labs across CLP

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant.  It’s all grown up now, and looking to take over the entire library! Check out the whole series on The Labs @ CLP.  Enjoy! ~Erinn by Kelly Rotmund, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Teen...
Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

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 Rob Dz, who found the resources to record his first full length album at the library’s Media Lab. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Sean Ottosen and Lucas Schneider In previous posts, we’ve...
Our Favorite Things: Makers in Libraries

Our Favorite Things: Makers in Libraries

Makers, makerspaces, maker programs – call ’em what you will, but 2014 saw a LOT of maker STUFF in libraries! In this Favorite Things post, we’ve put together a set of interesting and innovative maker + library updates. San Diego Public Library Labs – The purchase of two 3d printers kick-started this awesome public makerspace...
Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Open Lab: A Technological Playground @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to share a new post in our series on The Labs @ CLP. This week, dive into the Open Lab model with Teen Librarian Simon Rafferty. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Simon Rafferty  If you’ve been following The Labs Series @ CLP you know about The...
SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

SDPL Labs: One Idea, Endless Community Impact

When our friend Kara West of San Diego Public Library mentioned the cool things happening with their IDEA Lab, we knew we had another series on our hands!  Today we welcome Uyen Tran to the site to share some of the awesome things SDPL has done to build support and sustainable working models for 3D...