Make it Work! Starting a Makerspace in an Academic Library, Phase 1This article was written for librarians and staff with very little prior makerspace experience. It outlines the process for creating and implementing a new makerspace. The author shares the numerous issues leading to the creation of the makerspace. Libraries are advised to heavily weed old materials to create new learning spaces. It is recommended that you find a space that is suitable for the makerspace you are trying to build. When purchasing materials for the makerspace, always overestimate the cost.
Makerspaces Move into Academic LibrariesThe author explains the value of makerspaces within an educational setting. Makerspaces give students the opportunity to learn with their hands. It exposes students to innovation technology that could potentially lead to new entrepreneurial opportunities. Libraries can help students gain new knowledge and develop marketable skills by providing students with access to the tools and technologies to design and build projects.
The Value of Higher Education Academic Makerspaces for Accreditation and BeyondThis article draws attention to the evolution of academic makerspaces, as a way to bring individuals from across the university together to collaborate, design, fabricate, and learn in a shared space. Academic makerspaces provide training in the use of design and fabrication tools, Individuals can assist one another with projects and exchange design knowledge. The future of higher education involves the expansion of makerspaces on college campuses.
Making as Learning: Makerspaces in UniversitiesThis article examines makerspaces within universities. A makerspace is defined as “a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build”. Makerspaces provide opportunities for informal, hands-on learning. Makerspaces are accessible to all students on campus, therefore, academic libraries provide patron with access to technologies and resources that may otherwise be unavailable to students.