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Continuing Education and Events: 02/05 - Webinar: Makerspaces in Libraries

This guide contains current and upcoming events of interest to librarians, archivist, library staff, and others in Capital District Region.

Webinar: Makerspaces in Libraries

Join us for this webinar from the comfort of your office or home computer. We will also have a viewing session at CDLC if you prefer to come to our offices. The CDLC viewing will be followed by a brief discussion of what was presented in the webinar. 

Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Forward-thinking libraries are already building their own dedicated makerspaces and developing valuable STEM programming based on the tools and technologies found therein. Learn all about the essential tools and technologies found in makerspaces and how you can host engaging STEM programming using tech such as Raspberry Pis, wearable electronics, virtual reality, and robotics in your library whether you have a dedicated makerspace or not!

About the Presenter: Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 37 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award.  She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker.  She was named the winner of the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.

This webinar is open to staff at CDLC member libraries and CDLC personal members.


Related LibGuide: Regional Automation Advisory Committee

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
CDLC, Large Meeting Room
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