Duct Tape, Circuits, and Knitting, Oh My! Maker Culture at Your Library (KLC presentation)

Duct Tape, Circuits, and Knitting, Oh My! Maker Culture at Your Library (KLC presentation)

Dan Alexander (NEKLS), Heather Braum (NEKLS), and Erin Downey Howerton (Wichita Public Library) presented at the 2013 Kansas Library Conference in Topeka on maker culture.

Session description: Maker culture, maker spaces, and content creation are new movements in libraries -- or are they? People have always created, with the help of library resources. The maker movement in libraries goes much further than resources by providing space, tools, mentors, more resources, and even programming to help people make and create even more! Public libraries have been the main focus of maker spaces, but school and academic libraries can also participate! This session will provide a brief primer on the maker movement and its culture, showcase how libraries are developing maker programming and spaces in their libraries, explain why libraries should embrace this movement, and how you can do it -- with plenty of resources to help! More information: http://www.nekls.org/duct-tape-circuits-and-knitting-oh-my-maker-culture-at-your-library-kla-presentation/

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Heather Braum

October 09, 2013
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  1. Duct Tape, Circuits, & Knitting, Oh My! Maker Culture at

    Your Library Dan Alexander (NEKLS) Heather Braum (NEKLS) Erin Howerton (Wichita PL) Source: http://goo.gl/F2XnTS Wednesday, October 9, 13
  2. Before the cool stuff.... Wednesday, October 9, 13

  3. Do you offer these? quilting stencils knitting books welding howtos

    car repair manuals cake pans altered books knitting clubs card creating Wednesday, October 9, 13
  4. Do you offer these? lego clubs robotics duct tape classes

    jewelry repair pottery clothing creation gardening electricity Wednesday, October 9, 13
  5. Do you offer these? music crafting digital creation 3D printing

    crazy summer projects writing clubs game design computer programm ing Wednesday, October 9, 13
  6. People John Seely Brown Henry Jenkins Howard Rheingold Buffy Hamilton

    Ann Marie Thomas David Lankes Gary Stager Chris Anderson Wednesday, October 9, 13
  7. Books Wednesday, October 9, 13

  8. Ideas participatory learning entrepreneurial learning return to play constructivism DIY

    STEM/ STEAM learning to fail new librarianship Wednesday, October 9, 13
  9. How did we get to today’s movement? DIY Culture for

    millennia Craftsmanship -- master/apprentice Learning through doing Source: http://goo.gl/pWu0kd Wednesday, October 9, 13
  10. How did we get to today’s movement? Mass production Expensive

    products Popular Mechanics & Farmers & Crafters Source: http://goo.gl/2a06G1 Wednesday, October 9, 13
  11. How did we get to today’s movement? Cheap manufactured goods

    DIY Dark Age (1970-2000) Explosion of the Internet Source: http://goo.gl/4Rbz6M Wednesday, October 9, 13
  12. How did we get to today’s movement? Sustainability movement People

    desperate to create, learn, socialize Libraries’ role in past & present Source: http://goo.gl/nSQJ6o Wednesday, October 9, 13
  13. DIY Tools High Tech Low Tech No Tech Wednesday, October

    9, 13
  14. Desktop Manufacturing High Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  15. High Tech DIY Tools Desktop 3D Printers Desktop 3D Scanners

    Desktop CNC Machines Desktop Manufacturing Wednesday, October 9, 13
  16. Electronics High Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  17. High Tech DIY Tools Raspberry Pi Arduino Circuitry Projects Electronics

    Wednesday, October 9, 13
  18. Projection High Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  19. High Tech DIY Tools Projection Mapping VPT Facade Signage Projection

    Wednesday, October 9, 13
  20. Papercraft Low Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  21. Low Tech DIY Tools Pepakura Designer Papercraft Museum Papercraft Wednesday,

    October 9, 13
  22. Digital & Vinyl Cutters Low Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October

    9, 13
  23. Low Tech DIY Tools Silhouette Cameo KNK Zing Silver Bullet

    Digital & Vinyl Cutters Wednesday, October 9, 13
  24. Templates Low Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  25. Low Tech DIY Tools Carvings Enlargements Screen Printing Templates Wednesday,

    October 9, 13
  26. Gardening/Canning No Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  27. Textiles No Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  28. Woodworking No Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  29. Vehicle & Bicycle No Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9,

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  30. Crafting No Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  31. Cooking No Tech DIY Tools Wednesday, October 9, 13

  32. The Most Valuable Tool ? Wednesday, October 9, 13

  33. You & Your Community Source: http://goo.gl/ewc1h Wednesday, October 9, 13

  34. Let’s...Improve Summer Reading Programming • assets • enthusiasm • expertise

    Wednesday, October 9, 13
  35. Let’s Get a Partnership extend the message amp up the

    activities connect to community resources Wednesday, October 9, 13
  36. But how can we fund it? • Local STEM/STEAM money

    • Not the traditional summer reading/ programming support • Grants through professional organizations Wednesday, October 9, 13
  37. Planning with Collaborators Structured, regular access to programs Variety of

    things to try Pilot with regulars Wednesday, October 9, 13
  38. What Worked? • Group activities save $$$ • Process-based rather

    than product- based projects help, too Wednesday, October 9, 13
  39. Motor Activity Wednesday, October 9, 13

  40. Music Program Wednesday, October 9, 13

  41. Stop Motion Animation Wednesday, October 9, 13

  42. Magnetic Obstacle Course Wednesday, October 9, 13

  43. What Didn’t Work? • Low-tech & retro tech wasn’t a

    hit Wednesday, October 9, 13
  44. Lessons Learned Dramatically increased male attendance & engagement Females relished

    opportunity to work in groups Wednesday, October 9, 13
  45. Lessons Learned Everyone loved writing stories & making new friends

    Things that weren’t easily available at home were the big draw Wednesday, October 9, 13
  46. Lessons Learned 380% increase in program attendance over last summer

    Repeats requested & being delivered Wednesday, October 9, 13
  47. Lessons Learned Making can happen... Anywhere! Wednesday, October 9, 13

  48. Discussion & Questions Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY Wednesday, October 9, 13

  49. Info & Contact Us • Presentation Information: www.nekls.org/?p=13765 • includes

    slides, link to list of resources, & more! • Contact us • Dan: dalexander@nekls.org • Heather: hbraum@nekls.org / @hbraum • Erin: erindowney@gmail.com / @hybridlib Wednesday, October 9, 13