March 17th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Internet activist Samuel Carlisle aka SamTheTechie on what Mozilla and libraries have in common. Here’s someone we should be working with as he gets it.

Speaking of someone we as librarians should be working with, I found that video via the Mozillarian blog which is “an experimental blog exploring the intersection between the Mozilla community and the Library world.” In this video Mozillarian Christine “explains our #mozillarian idea.”

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November 1st, 2013 by Michael Sauers

NCompass Live – Recorded on October 30, 2013

Interested in creating a Makerspace in your library? This program will discuss what a Makerspace is, how libraries of all types create and share Makerspaces with library customers and the community and feedback from users. Libraries are a much needed and often used third space, which are ideal for community Makerspaces to collaborate and encourage creativity among all users. There will be gadgets, hands-on demos and group discussion on the nuts & bolts necessary for Makerspace in the library as well as what products should be found in successful Makerspaces. Gordon Wyant will share how his library successfully wrote a grant for a 3D printer, and Michael Sauers will demo a range of new gadgets including a Raspberry Pi and LibraryBox.

Presenters: Marcia Dority Baker, University of Nebraska College of Law Library, Lincoln; Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission; Gordon Wyant, Bellevue Public Library.

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July 9th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

A keynote presentation by Cory Doctorow at Mini Maker Faire Meetup on Sunday, 7th July 2013.

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