Framing the Creative Making Opportunities for Libraries
Setting the tone for the symposium and using examples, our speaker introduces the North American landscape in creative, critical making for all types of libraries, museums and cultural institutions. It showcases the opportunities and experiences of those already in the makerspace, fablab, and creative making space.
Ken Roberts, Consultant & Former Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library
Douglas County and Colorado have been leaders in providing opportunities to make and self-publish your works through the local library. This system project is now expanding to the entire state. Hear about the innovation and making in books, poetry, and short stories.
Lunch & Tour of the University of Toronto’s Critical Making Lab
See research in action at the Creative Making Lab and Semaphore where Arduino, gaming, 3D scanning and printing are all used for research and discovery of the opportunities and learning in these transformational and disruptive technologies.
Creative Making at Toronto Public Library’s Digital Innovation Hubs
This case study shares the strategies, current offerings and future vision for TPL’s Digital Innovation Hubs, located at the Toronto Reference and Fort York libraries. Get lots of practical tips and techniques for developing a creative making space, service and program in your organization.
Our speakers will be: * Ted Belke - Branch Head, Fort York Branch * Ab. Velasco - Project Leader, Digital Content and Innovation
Learn the basics with a facilitated experiential process that encourages you to think through your fingers. MakerKids is a not-for-profit makerspace in a downtown neighbourhood of Toronto and has a very wide range of daytime, evening, school break, and summer programs. Hear their learning and program ideas as well as principals for engagement.
LibraryBox: One Librarian’s Creative Making Vision LibraryBox is just one example of a project that takes readily available components and creates an inexpensive, local, wifi, e-book distribution site for placement anywhere. This is an example of what can be done with 'making' on a shoestring budget
Pam Ryan, Director, Collections & Technology, Edmonton Public Library
Mobile Makers: Making on the Move!
Another Colorado initiative! Embarking in the near future on a pilot project to create and deliver mobile makerspaces to small libraries and library systems. Come hear CLiC's plans, process, and thinking to create mobile kits for kids, youth and adults with program plans,supplies and equipment.