Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries: A system-wide approach to learning through making

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Resource Type:
Projects | Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Library Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Organization:
University of Wisconsin System
Description or Abstract: 

This University of Wisconsin System will conduct research to understand how the Madison Public Library (MPL) is building a production-oriented approach to literacy and learning through their maker-focused program, the Bubbler. On a national level, this project speaks to educational research communities, professionals, members of informal learning institutions, and organizers of designed makerspaces. At the local level, it addresses underserved populations in the Madison area and MPL in evaluating and developing the Bubbler. Findings will be shared through conference presentations, journal articles, and networks of library professionals.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Award Number: 
LG-06-14-0174-14
Funding Amount: 
$456,627

Team Members

Rebekah WillettRebekah WillettPrincipal Investigator

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