Library Makerspaces: The Field Trip

Thursday, June 27, 2013 -
8:00am to 4:30pm

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Speaker: Dan Meyer
Speaker: Erinn Batykefer
Speaker: Jackie Moore
Speaker: Katie Silvovsky
Speaker: Kim Moldofsky
Speaker: Steve Teeri
Speaker: Sue Considine
Speaker: Tod Colegrove
Speaker: Yolande Wilburn

Makerspaces and Maker Faires are taking the country and the world by storm. As libraries have long been places where people from many backgrounds and experiences can gather to learn, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively, library makerspaces are a natural fit.

LITA and LibraryLab are joining together to hold this pre-conference at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Branch, where a new library makerspace is being installed.

Attendees will participate in a tour of the facility in addition to a combination of fun hands-on sessions that will offer participants opportunities to discover and learn about the maker movement. Discussion and brainstorming sessions with nationally recognized makers and early adopters of the makerspace in libraries movement will introduce participants to ideas, successes and failures, offering a rich dialogue about the art of the possible for all types of libraries. Takeaways will include a deeper understanding of the maker community, "making" and how it fits within the library's existing service model, and practical ideas and concrete solutions for those inspired to bring the movement to their home communities/libraries.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 3:35pm CDT
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When will we learn more about where & when to meet, please?

So, are we to meet at the Washington Branch or will there be a shuttle from the Convention Center? I'd really appreciate some information as the conference is drawing very close now.

We'll be meeting at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington branch, but we'll be sending out a logistics email to all registered attendees next week. We're excited to share the agenda and more!

I also want to make sure that everyone who has added this session to their schedule knows this is a preconference with an additional cost attached and that you had to have registered separately in order to attend (this workshop sold out a few weeks ago).

I'm searching through my email and can't find one with the details. I'll be arriving in Chicago at 8 on Thursday morning, so I'll be a little late. Will the field trip remain at Harold Washington Branch, or will it be moving throughout the day?
p.s. I'm a registered attendee.  :)

Hi, Matthew - I don't show you on the final registrants list I was given, which is why you didn't get the email. I've asked someone to get in touch with you in order to figure out what's going on.