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Developing a Maker Mindset: No Makerspace Required


Is your makerspace garnering the interest you first thought it would? Are you struggling to create programming that stems beyond crafting? Let me guide you through techniques to empower your patrons by encouraging them to develop a Maker Mindset: a combination of processes that include the Maker Empowerment Theory and the Stanford Design process to retrain our thought processes to recognize that learning begins at failure (not ends there), that we live in a designed world, and that we are able to change it through making. We’ll discuss sample programming, techniques, and challenges. No funding in the budget for 3D printers? Not necessary! Come see how to help your patron hold what’s in their mind in the palm of their hand sans printer. A takeaway for every level of interest!

Learning Objectives:
  • Introduce how to develop a Maker Mindset for any librarian or patron, regardless of tech experience.
  • Increase confidence through hands-on activities and program development with a variety of different technologies. 
  • Explore application of the Maker Mondset across a variety of environments: storytime, actual makerspaces, coding sessions,  book club and more. 

Amy Zell,  Teen and Patron Technologies Assistant at Hubbard Public Library
Amy is a self proclaimed Maker after learning that she, too, has the wherewithal and resources to change the world through making, Amy Zell is using her Final Project through Kent State University M.L.I.S. to take this opportunity to inspire and instill the same passion in librarians that the Pittsburg Fab Institute instilled in her.

Currently loving her job as the Teen and Patron Technologies Assistant at Hubbard Public Library, Amy has spent the past year developing a Makerspace Book Club and educating patrons. Reluctant for her first several years in the library to run coding sessions and Maker Camps because of that “I don’t know enough about it to teach it” feeling, Amy encourages anyone who does programming of any type to attend. As Amy says to her teens, “Lets learn this together.”  She plans to graduate from Kent State University with her M.L.I.S. in August  2019 and appreciates your support with this project. 


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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern

Cuyahoga Falls Library
2015 3rd St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Contact Person:
Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)

Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in a Maker Mindset

Competency:  Programming

GEO Cost:      $80
Bronze Cost:  $60
Silver Cost:    $40
Gold Cost:     FREE

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