Creating a makerspace in your library can be a rewarding adventure for your patrons allowing them to learn about and work with new pieces of technology. However, it doesn't come without its challenges. Join Jordan Smith, the manager of Buffalo and Erie County Library's popular Launch Pad Makerspace, who will discuss the many considerations that go into developing a library makerspace. Jordan will cover topics such as selection of the items, funding and promotion of the space. There will also be discussion on things to avoid and surprises that came up along the journey. Participants will be able to ask any burning questions on building makerspaces in their own libraries.
This workshop is generously sponsored by WNYLRC's Continuing Education Committee.
Registration is required. The information for this webinar will be sent out one day prior to the event. This webinar presentation will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants regardless of attendance. Live transcription and closed captioning will be provided via Otter.ai and Zoom.
Jordan M. Smith is a public librarian and manager of the Launch Pad Makerspace at the Downtown Buffalo Central Library. Prior to completing his MLS at SUNY Buffalo in 2010, he received his Bachelor's of Science in audio/video production and film studies from SUNY Fredonia. Outside of librarianship, Jordan is on staff as a documentary film journalist for DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the United States, and serves as founder and curator of the Buffalo based film series Cultivate Cinema Circle.