November 19th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended our makerspaces presentation yesterday at the Anderson branch of Lincoln City Libraries. Here’s our presentation, resources list, and proof that there is still a use for Workdbook.

Tinkers, Printers, & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (November 2015) from Michael Sauers

Makerspaces resources from Michael Sauers

Worldbook still has a use

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February 11th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Here is the presentation that Marcia Dority Baker, Gordon Wyant, and I delivered for the wonderful folks at NEFLIN yesterday morning. A special thanks to the attendees for the wonderful questions and comments.

Tinkers, Printers & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (NEFLIN 2015) from Michael Sauers

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August 15th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The introduction of a “Maker Space” at the Beaufort, SC public library system marks a transition for libraries where content is no longer simply absorbed, but also created.

Originally from the Charleston, SC area, Melanie J. Florencio is a digital media lab instructor, adjunct art professor, and comic illustrator. She studied Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Post graduation in 2011, she taught art and design at two Charleston colleges while freelancing comic book projects. Currently, Melanie enjoys sharing her artistic knowledge and talents with the Beaufort County, SC community through demonstrations, workshops, and lectures for the public library system as well as adjuncting art classes online for the local colleges. (Published on Jun 11, 2014)

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October 25th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

ncompassLiveMed.jpgJoin us for the next NCompass Live: “Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Tinkers, Printers & Makers, A Makerspace in the Library”, on Wednesday, October 30, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time.

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.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

More details @ the registration link can be found on the Nebraska Library Commission site.

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