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Thursday, October 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Beyond Makerspace

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A makerspace allows users to create and experiment with different materials. The Kenan Science Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began a makerspace in 2013. The makerspace began with a 3-D printer, but now it has expanded to include 3-D imaging technology, sewing, and soldering. Students, staff, and faculty are able to sign up for workshops on 3-D design, electronics, and Virtual Reality Development. David Romito will discuss the Kenan Science Library Makerspace services and workshops it provides as well as insight on how libraries can create a makerspace at their location. Ruddiyette Yisak will be moderating the discussion and provide insight on the makerspaces in Forsyth County Public Library. The makerspace at the Central Library was established in 2017 and provides patrons 3-D printing, crafting, sewing, and technology programs. The newly renovated Paddison Memorial Library will also include a 3-D printer and sewing machines for monthly S.T.E.A.M. programs. Both locations include newly created makerspaces and are striving to provide patrons with access to technology and the ability to explore new concepts through programs. During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas, issues, and how to expand their makerspace.


Lara Luck

Collection Development Manager, Forsyth County Public Libraries

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David Romito

Science Librarian, UNC

Ruddiyette Yisak

Youth Services Librarian, Forsyth County Public Library

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Thursday October 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
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