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There’s no doubt about it — makerspaces in libraries are here to stay. The maker movement is a perfect fit for institutions that are already providing access to tools for learning, be it in public, school or academic settings.
And the benefits are twofold: 21st-century learning models require students to have a firm grasp of technology and to be able to use it to demonstrate their knowledge. Expectations for students have increased so much that even the littlest learners are expected to be able to use technology tools to collaborate, research and publish their work.
But there is also another side to the maker movement — a side that values the lost art of creating with one’s hands. It places new emphasis on ideas that are hastily scribbled on scraps of paper, and it offers a platform for taking those ideas from the design stage to fruition. And what better venue to establish and celebrate the maker movement than the library?
What types of maker activities are you already doing, or planning to do, in your library? We’d love to hear about the tools you’re using and the benefits you’re seeing in your community.
Send us your thoughts in the makerspace survey below to be entered for a chance to win a $250 Demco gift certificate! One lucky winner will be randomly chosen on October 14, 2016.