Makerspaces - Coming to a Library Near You

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By now you have probably heard the term.  It is a new concept in hands-on experience and is populating among libraries and schools.

Educase's defininition of "[a] makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and space in a community environment—a library, community center, private organization, or campus...The makerspace—sometimes referred to as a hackerspace—is often associated with fields such as engineering, computer science, and graphic design" (April 2013) 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT … ™ Makerspaces

Some of you may already have a makerspace, others may be planning to have one, and most of us have had programming that falls in line with makerspace ideals.

Here are some resources to help you learn about makerspaces.  If you have one already, these resources may provide extra inspiration.

Feel free to comment with other resources or share how your library is joining this trend.