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Creating Makers : How to Start a Learning Revolution at Your Library (Paperback) (Megan Egbert)

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Egbert offers this guide to facilitating making as a library, inspired by the experience of trying to a create a makerspace in her library but concluding that their actions instead produced maker mentality. The first half addresses the maker mentality. Chapter one describes what making is, describing it in terms of innovative project-based experiential learning and comparing/contrasting it with crafting, DIY, and tinkering. Further chapters discuss the potential for making in all demographics, topic areas, and skill levels, how it benefits the individuals who do it, and why it has been a topic of interest for libraries. The second half discusses how to create makers with or without a committed makerspace. This section addresses issues of space, access, and cost, as well as safety and legal compliance with technology such as 3D printers, outlines the types of learning pathways that should be incorporated into library programs, and discusses organizational features that will facilitate a making culture among staff as well as patrons. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 107
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Education
Sub-Genre: Middle East / General, Women's Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc
Author: Megan Egbert
Language: English
Street Date: July 18, 2016
TCIN: 51045439
UPC: 9781440843860
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-8939
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