A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

This article explores how three libraries have “navigated a more serious route toward which slice of ‘maker pie’ would be most palatable to their communities and staff.” The libraries featured include the Simla branch of the Ebert County District Library (Colorado), the Middletown Free Library (Pennsylvania), and the Billings Public Library (Montana).

Each library has supported its “maker” community, and each has recognized the need to tailor programs or approaches to the unique needs of patrons. Simla Branch Librarian Tim Miller, for example, has leveraged his interest in electronics, his background as a musician, and his commitment to collaboration to support maker efforts such as music creation and stop-motion animation. To build a lab at the branch, he pursued a BTOP grant to purchase digital media equipment and a Colorado state grant.

Read more at http://webjunction.org/news/webjunction/a-slice-of-maker-pie-stories-from-three-learner-labs.html.

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