I am learning about the idea of library makerspaces. I mean, really just beginning to learn. I didn't even know if "makerspace" was one word or two.
Jessica Gilcreast (The Dizzy Librarian) kindly invited me to join this Wiggio group (Library Learning Commons) to share ideas. (Thanks, Jessica!) She defines makerspaces like this: Where students can make and learn alongside adults. Where students can work on their own projects while learning new, unique maker skills through on-going interest-based projects and peer learning.
It might look like this.
Photo is from the Get Your Mess On! blog.
Or like this.
Also from the Get Your Mess On! blog.
What an intriguing idea! Yes, there will be some mess and some noise. There will be some art and some science and some technology. It really could include many subjects. But do your students get time to create anywhere else on campus? Mine don't. Not much, anyway.
This idea intrigues me. I've already joined the Wiggio group, and you are welcome, too. You'll find plenty of links to help you.
I've started a collaborative Pinterest board here so I can learn more about it. If you'd like to pin to this board, just send me a message on the Library Centers Facebook page, or use the Contact button on the right side of the page. I'll add you to the group and we can learn together!
Have any of you tried a makerspace in your school library? I'd love to hear about it!