Tag Archives: makerspaces

Experts to talk library hacker spaces at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Woman playing classic video games using Makey Makey and coins as controllers at ALA conference. Photo by Jenny Levine.

How can libraries ensure that learners of all ages stay curious, develop their passions, immerse themselves in learning? Learn about developing library learning spaces at this year’s 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. The interactive session, “Hacking the Culture of Learning in the Library,” takes place from 1:00–2:00p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The session will ... Read More »

Young adults and four key trends shaping the future of libraries

The fall 2013 issue of Young Adult Library Services (YALS) features the future of libraries with a focus on young adult services (naturally). I have an article in this issue that takes a big-picture view. The Future of Libraries is now frequently discussed within the library community. Writers, analysts, and journalists reference it in subjects ranging from the design of ... Read More »

Some thoughts on knowledge production, makerspaces, and libraries

Last week, I had the privilege of participating in the conference “Networking Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design to Confront the Hard Problems of Our Time,” held at the Smithsonian Institution, and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD). SEAD’s mission is to “operate in entrepreneurial, sustainable ... Read More »

Google fellows connect over lunch and libraries

This summer, when I haven’t been attending hearings and panels, or writing about bookmobiles, I’ve been joining the rest of the Google Policy Fellows at Google’s DC office for occasional events. They’ve been interesting opportunities to learn more about the policy work of an influential company–as well as, rather unexpectedly, about their driverless cars. But there hadn’t been much of ... Read More »