Wanted: makerspaces for academic libraries…(module 9)
I have had this one in draft for a while as I was just stuck on makerspaces, and not sure why.
And then it came to me….I think I am caught in this space where I just can’t see academic libraries and makerspaces in the same sentence…and that is bad!
There is no reason why academic libraries can’t be in makerspaces – shouldn’t creation space be hand in hand with learning spaces, as Michael said in his lecture?
I think I am suffering from trying to think of something new and differences in the whole makerspaces…maybe I just need to relax a bit and think things through a little.
I do like what Bond Uni and UTS are doing with Instagram – and that’s all about creating and engaging – so perhaps I need to look more at these types of spaces?
Bond Library http://instagram.com/bondlibrary#
UTS Library http://instagram.com/utslibrary#
AND…look further afield…and not just at Australian libraries?
I can’t help reading about makerspaces and thinking about 23Things – as I think they are related…PLAY! Wherever and however that is…but giving opportunity for play. I think some of the examples of makerspaces, such as the Digital Media Lab in Skokie Public Library are just amazing!
Academic libraries seem to be doing the learning spaces really well these days…but I think we are a little passive in the playing, making spaces – and would love to see more examples shared in this area.
I took the photo below in Canberra earlier this year at the 2013 Enlighten Festival. This is a great nightly festival where architectural projections are beamed onto some of Canberra’s (and Australia) iconic buildings. This photo is called – “quiet. don’t you know this is a library?”
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