Makerspaces are gaining popularity in public libraries across the U.S. These innovative spots introduce library patrons to tools, like 3D printers and makerbots, not normally found in the library and offer patrons the opportunity to explore their interests, use new tools, and develop creative projects. Join webinar presenter, Lauren Britton, developer of the "Fayetteville Fab Lab" at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library, to learn all about makerspaces including what they are, why your library should think about developing one, and what elements need to be incorporated. Lauren will share project and programming ideas and examples of current library makerspaces, as well as answer attendee questions. Join us for this informative look at libraries on the cutting edge of patron creation.
PLA Personal Member: $28.00
ALA Personal Member: $31.50
Group of any size: $129.00
Searching was easy with Google, relevant and reliable with GALILEO databases. Now your patrons don't have to choose between easy AND smart; GALILEO's new Discovery Service, the replacement for federated search, is both. This session includes an overview and tips for maximizing results October 11, 2012
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
You create value for your library and your own position within it when you become an instructional partner to faculty and a mentor to student researchers. Starting with Course management system tools and citations lists, Buffy J. Hamilton will show you how to use free or inexpensive web-based tools to offer research instruction. By reaching out to students on the web, you will make instruction available when it’s needed, and this ALA TechSource workshop will help you start a conversation with your community of learners and keep it going.
- Proven strategies for developing meaningful partnerships with instructors and students
- How to support content standards and teach information literacy using social media
- A toolbox tour—Google Apps, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, and more
- Examples of how innovative librarians are applying these tools today
About the Instructor
Buffy J. Hamilton is librarian at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia, where she introduced Media 21, a participatory, transliterate learning environment for research projects. She received a Cutting-Edge Service Awardfrom the ALA's Office for Information and Technology Policy. A 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, Buffy was also named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 EdTech Leaders of the Future. She blogs at The Unquiet Librarian and ALA Learning.