Making a Makerspace Happen: A discussion of the current practices in library makerspaces and experimentation at University of Maryland, Baltimore

Saturday, June 27, 2015 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Speaker: Bohyun Kim, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Speaker: Everly Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore

This presentation will provide an overview of the current practices in makerspaces in three categories: academic libraries, school libraries, and local membership-based makerspaces. Mediated vs. open service model, various programming and marketing approaches, and the space and staffing considerations will be discussed with pros and cons to provide a solid starting point for creating a makerspace. We will also share some findings from experimenting with 3D printing devices and equipment at University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 1:20pm PDT
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As usual, there are so many great sessions & not enough time! For those of us who won't be able to attend this one, will the presenters be sharing their presentation materials here afterwards?

Yes I will share the presentation slides here after.

Thank you for sharing them after!

Thanks all for coming! The presentation is available at :