This webinar will benefit academic library professionals, interested persons who are keen to harness the benefits of learning through making, and those who are keen to establish a Makerspace in their institution.
Increasingly popular, Makerspaces in libraries serve to engage makers of all ages in active hands-on learning experiences, providing endless possibilities for collaboration, exploration, problem solving and to materialise their creative thinking.
With this growing interest in nurturing Makerspaces at libraries and the benefits they bring, speakers from Curtin University Library will share their experience of establishing and running the Curtin Library Makerspace.
Curtin Library Makerspace is the physical ‘hub’ or learning space for the community of makers within, or connected to, the Curtin community. Equipped with a range of tools and materials, it is designed to encourage learning, exploration, innovation and play through self-directed learning.
- Understand the Makerspace initiative, and explore the different kinds of activities that can occur within the space,
- Gain insight into the benefits of “learning through making” and of having a Makerspace in the library,
- Explore the practicalities and challenges of managing a Makerspace,
- Gain tips to create a Makerspace of your own.