Making the Case for our Strategic Plan

The following resources form some of the scholarly ‘scaffolding’ on which we built our strategic plan.  This is by no means a complete sample of the information available on the topics of maker/hacker culture, digital media labs, adult learning styles, fun tech stuff and transliteracy, but it’s a great place to start if you are hoping to make the case for innovative spaces to your decision-makers.

Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites

 

General

boingboing.net especially the /tag/libraries and /tag/maker content

makezine.com/blog

instructables.com

 

Podcasts

Hackerspaces Signal

NerdAbsurd

The Amp Hour

 

HOMAGO/Adult Learning

Understanding HOMAGO and Informal Youth Spaces - Brenda Hernandez & Sarah Meyer

The HOMAGO Guide Book

Provincetown Library to Venture Into Publishing - March 11, 2013 Cape Cod Times: A great example of adult HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing About, Geeking Out)

New York University Tisch School for the Arts ITP: A two-year program dedicated to the imaginative use of communication technologies

 

Nifty Technology

 
 

Maker Spaces

A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - Open Education Database

Hackerspaces Wiki

Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: How Libraries Can be the Hub of a Young Maker Revolution - Raincoast Books

MIT Media Lab: An Academic Twist on a Traditional Makerspace

SparkTruck : A Mobile Makerspace

 

Digial Media Labs

Build Your Own Digital Media Lab - The Digital Shift

Digital Media Labs in Other Libraries - List by Helene Blowers

 

Transliteracy

A Reasonable Objection to Transliteracy : The Intersection between Information Literacy and Transliteracy

Libraries and Transliteracy Blog - Although no longer updated, it's still relevant.

3Ts 2014: At the Core of Teaching, Technology, and Transliteracy Conference

MERLOT Library and Information Sciences Portal: Information Literacy Tools

Everyday Literacies Blog

 

Our Inspiration

YouMedia - Chicago Public Library

Skokie Public Library

4th Floor - Chattanooga Public Library

Fab Lab - Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

 

The Importance of Play

Serious Play Conference

Tales of Creativity and Play - TED Talk, Tim Brown CEO IDEO

Play is More Than Just Fun - TED Talk, Dr. Stuart Brown, Play researcher/psychiatrist

A Manifesto for Play, for Bulgaria and Beyond - TED TALK, Steve Kiel, Entrepreneur

 

Books

A New Literacies Sampler

Digital Literacies - Concepts, Policies and Practices

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. Chris Anderson. Crown Business, 2012.

Makerspace Playbook: An Online Guide to Successfully Building a Makerspace - Dale Dougherty with Dr. Saul Griffith.

DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection. Rosie Martin. Laurence King Publishers, 2012.

DIY: Design It Yourself (Design Handbooks). Ellen Lupton. Princeton Architectural Press, 2006.

Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackers pace Projects from the DIY Movement. John Baichtal. Que Publishing, 2011.

Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0. Facet, dist. by Neal-Schuman. 2012.

P.S.--I Made This ... I See It. I Like It. Make It, Erica Dornesek. Abrams Image, 2010.

 

Articles

The articles cited below are freely available to Ontario librarians through Wilson Web (via OLA) and Information Science and Library Issues InfoTrac (via SOLS).  The list includes persistent URLs where available.

General

Blowers, Helene. "Supporting the knowledge continuum through technology: from consumption to fabrication." Computers in Libraries Nov. 2012: 30+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Bowler, Leanne.  “Creativity through "maker" experiences and design thinking in the education of librarians.”  Knowledge Quest; May/Jun2014, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p58-61, 4p. Web. 25 July 2014. 

Homago/Adult Learning/Play in Learning

Gutsche, Betha.  “Makerspaces in Libraries: Patron's Delight, Staff's Dread?”. Alki; Mar2013, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p28-30, 3p.  Web. 25 July 2014.

Ishizuka, Kathy. "License to hack: kids are getting into hacking in a whole new way. And that's a good thing." School Library Journal Oct. 2011: 44+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Stephens, Michael. "Learning to learn." Library Journal 15 June 2013: 44. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Nifty Technology

Griffey, Jason. "Chapter 4: Odd or unusual technology." Library Technology Reports 46.3 (2010): 30+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Koerber, Jennifer. "Espress yourself: Espresso Book Machines tie self-publishing to Maker culture." Library Journal 1 Oct. 2012: 23+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Ludwig, Sarah. "Block party: looking for some action? Launch a Minecraft club." School Library Journal Mar. 2013: 34+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Romero, Juan Suarez. "Library programming with Lego Mindstorms, Scratch, and PicoCricket: analysis of best practices for public libraries." Computers in Libraries Jan.-Feb. 2010: 16+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Yelton, Andromeda. "Where to go next." Library Technology Reports 48.1 (2012): 25+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Maker Spaces

Balas, Janet L. "Do makerspaces add value to libraries?" Computers in Libraries Nov. 2012: 33. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Britton, Lauren. "Making space for creation, not just consumption: libraries around the United States offer tools for patrons to learn by doing." Library Journal 1 Oct. 2012: 20+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Britton, Lauren, and Sue Considine. "Fabricating a fabulous home for cocreation: the Fab Lab helps Fayetteville users build and play." Library Journal 1 Oct. 2012: 27+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Carruthers, Alex.  “Bigger Than Our Buildings: The Exciting Potential of Online Makerspaces.”  Feliciter; Feb2014, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p18-20, 3p.  Web. 25 July 2014.

Colegrove, Patrick. "Editorial board thoughts: libraries as makerspace?" Information Technology and Libraries Mar. 2013: 2+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

“Cool Stuff to Outfit Your Makerspace.”  American Libraries Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 44 Issue 1/2, 48-49.  Web.  25 July 2014.

Goldenson, Jeff, and Nate Hill. "Making room for innovation." Library Journal 15 May 2013: 26+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Good, Travis. "Three makerspace models that work." American Libraries Jan.-Feb. 2013: 45+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Graves, Colleen. “Teen experts guide makerspace makeover. “ Knowledge Quest; Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p8-13, 6p.  Web. 25 July 2014. 

Haug, Carla.  “Here's How We Did It: The Story of the EPL Makerspace.”  Feliciter; Feb2014, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p21-23, 3p.  Web. 25 July 2014.

Koerber, Jennifer. "Looking through the Labrary lens." Library Journal 15 May 2013: S30. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Larson, Jennifer.  “A Learning Lab Makes It in St. Paul.”  Young Adult Library Services; Winter2014, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p22-24, 3p.  Web. 25 July 2014.

Loertscher, David V. "Maker spaces and the learning commons." Teacher Librarian 39.6 (2012): 45+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Peterson, Karyn M. "Low tech, high gains: knitting, arts and crafts, bike repair--doing these? You have a maker program." School Library Journal Oct. 2013: 14. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 22 July 2014.

Samtani, Hiten. "Meet the makers: can a DIY movement revolutionize how we learn?" School Library Journal June 2013: 28+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Digital Media Labs

Anthony, Carolyn, and Mikael Jacobsen. "Build your own digital media lab: the Skokie Public Library's state-of-the-art media lab lets patrons get creative with technology." Library Journal 1 Nov. 2011: 36+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

King, David Lee, and Michael Porter. "Create a library 'tech shop': digital media labs, hackerspaces, and coworking spaces put tools in customer's hands." American Libraries Mar.-Apr. 2012: 57. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Mayo, Jamie.  “Learning Labs Learning Curve.”  Young Adult Library Services; Winter2013, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p32-34, 3p.  Web. 25 July 2014.

Transliteracy

Colwell, Jamie.  “Connecting old and new literacies in a transliterate world.”  Library Media Connection Aug/Sep2013: Vol. 32 Issue 1, p14-16.  Web. 25 July 2014.

Gogan, Barbara.  “Lost in Transliteracy.”  Knowledge Quest; May/Jun2013, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p40-45, 6p.  Web.  25 July 2014.

Gutierrez, Peter. "Every platform tells a story: transmedia has the power to make any topic more vivid and personal." School Library Journal June 2012: 32+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Myers, Brian. "Imagine>invent>program>share: a library-hosted computer club promotes 21st-century literacy skills: bridging the literacy gap will require that we re-evaluate our perspectives and reinvent our practices to better prepare our youth for fully participatory lives in the years ahead." Computers in Libraries Mar. 2009: 6+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

"Transliterate." Library Journal 15 Mar. 2011: 26. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Our Inspiration

Britton, Lauren. "A fabulous laboratory: the makerspace at Fayetteville Free Library." Public Libraries July-Aug. 2012: 30+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Schwartz, Meredith. "First year in the second city: LJ checks in with Chicago Public Library's director Brian Bannon after his first year at the helm." Library Journal 15 June 2013: 42+. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Space as Place

Braun, Linda W. "Space: the new frontier: reconfiguring library floor plans for 21st-century learning." American Libraries Sept.-Oct. 2012: 48. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 18 July 2013.

Schwartz, Meredith. "Raising the Genius Bar." Library Journal 15 May 2014: 20. Information Science and Library Issues Collection. Web. 22 July 2014.

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