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IST 605: Makerspaces 101

Resources for librarians and educators about makerspaces.



Gonzalez, J. (2018). What is the point of a makerspace? Cult of Pedagogy. Retrieved from

Redina, D. (2015). Defining makerspaces: What research says. Renovated Learning: Building a Culture of Creativity and Discovery in Education. Retrieved from

Redina, D. (2016). How to start a makerspace when you're broke. Knowledge Quest. Retrieved from

Redina, D. (2018). 5 reasons makerspaces belong in school libraries. Demco Ideas & Inspiration. Retrieved from

Society of Women Engineers. (2023). The impact of the maker movement. Retrieved from

Walden University (n.d.). The benefits of a makerspace learning environment. Retrieved from


Brown, B. (n.d.). Makerspace. Teach Outside the Box. Retrieved from

Don't Shush Me! (n.d.). Makerspace. Retrieved from

Redina, D. (n.d.). Makerspace resources. Renovated Learning. Retrieved from


Brejcha, L. (2018). Makerspaces in school: A month-by-month school wide model for building meaningful makerspaces. Routledge.

Buxton, A. (2021). Maker workshop: 14 amazing projects you can make today. Welbeck Children's. 

Graves, C. & Graves, A. (2016). The big book of makerspace projects: Inspiring makers to experiment, create, and learn. McGraw Hill TAB.

Howes, K. (2019). Be a maker (E. Vuković, Illus.). Carolrhoda Books.

Martinez, S. & Stager, G. (2019). Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. Constructing Modern Knowledge Press.

Spires, A. (2013). The most magnificent thing. Kids Can Press.

VanDerwater, A. (2018). With my hands: Poems about making things (L. Fancher & S. Johnson, Illus.). Clarion Books.

Wilkinson, K. & Petrich, M. (2014). The art of tinkering: Meet 150+ makers working at the intersection of art, science & technology. Weldon Owen.


(n.d.). Makerspace/STEM activities [Photograph]. Calallen Middle School. Retrieved from

[@misscurtisclassroom]. (n.d.). Makerspace [Photograph]. Instagram. 

Bigley, B. [@teachoutsidethebox]. (2019, January 8). Some of our kiddos have been waiting all winter break to come back and create something amazing in out classrooms! [Photograph]. Instagram. Retrieved from

McKnight, R. [@mcknightsmunchkins]. (n.d.). McKnight's mobile makerspace. [Photograph]. Instagram.


Edutopia. (2018, November 16). Learning problem solving and growth mindset in a makerspace [Video]. YouTube. 

Mr. L_ementary. (2023, March 1). Read aloud: Made by Maxine [Video]. YouTube.

Ms. Lindsey's Book Nook. (2021, February 17). Be a maker - STEM read aloud - STEM story time - STEAM books [Video]. YouTube.

Srinivasan, H. (2022, October, 11). Why every child needs a makerspace [Video]. Ted.

Toadstools and Fairy Dust. (2020, October 30). The most magnificent thing (read aloud books for children) - STEM science education [Video]. YouTube.


East Carolina University Library. (2023). Google scholar: Advantages/limitations of google scholar. Retrieved from