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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/

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

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  2. Before the cool
    stuff....
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  3. Do you offer these?
    quilting
    stencils
    knitting
    books
    welding
    howtos
    car repair
    manuals
    cake pans
    altered
    books
    knitting
    clubs
    card
    creating
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  4. Do you offer these?
    lego clubs robotics
    duct tape
    classes
    jewelry
    repair
    pottery
    clothing
    creation
    gardening electricity
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  5. Do you offer these?
    music crafting
    digital
    creation
    3D
    printing
    crazy
    summer
    projects
    writing
    clubs
    game
    design
    computer
    programm
    ing
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  6. People
    John
    Seely
    Brown
    Henry
    Jenkins
    Howard
    Rheingold
    Buffy
    Hamilton
    Ann
    Marie
    Thomas
    David
    Lankes
    Gary
    Stager
    Chris
    Anderson
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  7. Books
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  8. Ideas
    participatory
    learning
    entrepreneurial
    learning
    return
    to play
    constructivism
    DIY
    STEM/
    STEAM
    learning
    to fail
    new
    librarianship
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  9. How did we get to today’s movement?
    DIY Culture for millennia
    Craftsmanship -- master/apprentice
    Learning through doing
    Source: http://goo.gl/pWu0kd
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  10. How did we get to today’s movement?
    Mass production
    Expensive products
    Popular Mechanics & Farmers & Crafters
    Source: http://goo.gl/2a06G1
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  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
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  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
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  13. DIY Tools
    High Tech
    Low Tech
    No Tech
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  14. Desktop Manufacturing
    High
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  15. High
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
    Desktop 3D Printers
    Desktop 3D Scanners
    Desktop CNC Machines
    Desktop
    Manufacturing
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  16. Electronics
    High
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  17. High
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
    Raspberry Pi
    Arduino
    Circuitry Projects
    Electronics
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  18. Projection
    High
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  19. High
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
    Projection Mapping
    VPT
    Facade Signage
    Projection
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  20. Papercraft
    Low
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  21. Low
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
    Pepakura Designer
    Papercraft Museum
    Papercraft
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  22. Digital & Vinyl Cutters
    Low
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  23. Low
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
    Silhouette Cameo
    KNK Zing
    Silver Bullet
    Digital &
    Vinyl Cutters
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  24. Templates
    Low
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  25. Low
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
    Carvings
    Enlargements
    Screen Printing
    Templates
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  26. Gardening/Canning
    No
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  27. Textiles
    No
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  28. Woodworking
    No
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  29. Vehicle & Bicycle
    No
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  30. Crafting
    No
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  31. Cooking
    No
    Tech
    DIY
    Tools
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  32. The Most
    Valuable Tool
    ?
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  33. You &
    Your Community
    Source: http://goo.gl/ewc1h
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  34. Let’s...Improve Summer
    Reading Programming
    • assets
    • enthusiasm
    • expertise
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  35. Let’s Get a Partnership
    extend the message
    amp up the activities
    connect to community resources
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  36. But how can we fund it?
    • Local STEM/STEAM money
    • Not the traditional summer reading/
    programming support
    • Grants through professional
    organizations
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  37. Planning with Collaborators
    Structured, regular access to programs
    Variety of things to try
    Pilot with regulars
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  38. What Worked?
    • Group activities save $$$
    • Process-based rather than product-
    based projects help, too
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  39. Motor Activity
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  40. Music Program
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  41. Stop Motion Animation
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  42. Magnetic Obstacle Course
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  43. What Didn’t Work?
    • Low-tech & retro tech wasn’t a hit
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  44. Lessons Learned
    Dramatically increased male attendance &
    engagement
    Females relished opportunity to work in groups
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  45. Lessons Learned
    Everyone loved writing stories & making new
    friends
    Things that weren’t easily available at home
    were the big draw
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  46. Lessons Learned
    380% increase in program attendance over last
    summer
    Repeats requested & being delivered
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  47. Lessons Learned
    Making can
    happen...
    Anywhere!
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  48. Discussion & Questions
    Source: http://goo.gl/UpzNY
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  49. Info & Contact Us
    • Presentation Information: www.nekls.org/?p=13765
    • includes slides, link to list of resources, & more!
    • Contact us
    • Dan: [email protected]
    • Heather: [email protected] / @hbraum
    • Erin: [email protected] / @hybridlib
    Wednesday, October 9, 13

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