Want to build a creative maker program at your library? Are limited staff, space or budget preventing you from creating a makerspace in your library? Did your maker programming pause due to the pandemic, and you are not sure how to get it up and running again?
An upcoming webinar series, Developing and Sustaining a Community-Centered Makerspace, will showcase steps to build and sustain a maker program in any library. It will introduce an ongoing process that incorporates, shares, and values insights of the community. The series is based on the Makers in the Library Toolkit, a practical guide created over three years in collaboration with a group of diverse libraries throughout California.
Learn more and sign up. The series will take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. MDT from April 26-May 4.
Each session will focus on various steps of the design process while highlighting a collection of practical, adaptable tools that promote a balanced and inclusionary process not only for creating makerspaces but also conducting evaluation across diverse settings. This workshop will be presented by the co-authors of the Makers in the Library Toolkit along with special guests from libraries around the country, including rural, urban and suburban settings.
This free series is made possible by the IMLS funded project The New Face of Library Makerspaces. The Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) is a partner in this project, which is working to include small and rural libraries in the leadership of library makerspaces across the country.
Find more online training opportunities on the Wyoming State Library’s training calendar.