Makerspaces in Academic Libraries

Maura Smale writes for ACRLog about Making Things in Academic Libraries. This thought-provoking article discusses what makerspaces could mean in the academic library realm. And here’s Buffy Hamilton’s post from this past summer discussing Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries.

“What could a makerspace look like in an academic library? What do we help our patrons make? We have computer labs, some more specialized and high-end than others, and we could add equipment like 3D printers. Of course, not every library will have the funding and staff to create tech-centered makerspaces. And faculty and departments may already have that equipment for students to use, especially those in engineering, computer science, and other technical majors.”