How to level up your library makerspace

Makerspaces have been a fixture in the library sector for a while now and it’s been great to witness and contribute to their continuing development. _TechSoup for Libraries recently included ‘Updating Media Labs and Makerspaces’ as one of their Tech Trends for 2019 (albeit with a focus on new technologies rather than new approaches). We’re […]

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How to build digital literacy into your makerspace

Digital literacy in the makerspace As well as being a haven of access (be in knowledge, internet, fiction, research) libraries play a vital role in supporting digital literacy in their communities. But, as technology evolves, so do the demands of digital literacy. Makerspaces provide a great, engaging way to help users gain confidence in engaging […]

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Announcing Making Library Makers – a new online course for library makers

Yesterday was a big day, first with a library makers event at Clapham Library where staff from a bunch of different libraries came to hear about makerspaces and participate in some speed making. It was attended by staff from Essex, Surrey, Bexley, Hackney, Kent, Oxfordshire and more. And of course our awesome hosts from Lambeth. […]

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Making library makers: A practical guide to developing digital making opportunities through openness and collaboration

This is the readable version of a talk that Carlos (Makercart) and I gave a talk at the recent CILIP 2016 conference in Brighton. First, a bit about us. Carlos is the creator of the Makercart project, a pop-up makerspace for libraries and other community organisations and Kate is co-founder of Artefacto, a creative technology […]

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An introduction to Making Library Makers

An intro Making Library Makers; An Intro was the first event for library makers run jointly by Artefacto and the Makercart Project. The event was created for staff in libraries who were interested in running maker events or otherwise learning more about the maker movement and makerspaces. It was held at Makerversity, a co-working, membership-based […]

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