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  • Making+Learning in Museums and Libraries: A Practitioner's Guide and Framework
    Date: 06/26/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    This report introduces a framework to support learning in library and museum makerspaces. The framework demonstrates how we can create the conditions for ambitious learning experiences to unfold within the making experience. ... »
  • Transformative Youth Technologies: Digital-Age Critical Workforce Skills for Teens and Twentysomethings
    Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Georgetown County Library will improve the digital-age critical workforce skills of local young people through STEM-related digital activities. Classes relating to online STEM resources, digital video production, and app development will result in increased skills and interpersonal abilities, as well as an appreciation for the public library as a ... »
  • Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries: A system-wide approach to learning through making
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Projects
    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 ... »
  • Maker Jawn: An Intergenerational Library STEAM Initiative
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Projects
    The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation will create on-the-floor makerspaces in libraries in underserved neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. These spaces will help local residents of all ages to gain access to technology and participatory education, and encourage creative applications and collaborative projects. Mentors will guide ... »
  • Mobile Inventor's Lab
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science will implement the "Mobile Inventor's Lab," a project to extend the benefits of an ongoing outreach program into a model that can serve visitors at a variety of locations in communities underserved by local science education organizations. The museum will refine its engineering design experiences to be easily ... »
  • Investigating the Information-Creating Behavior of Teens During Project-Based STEM Learning in a School Library
    Date: 06/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Oklahoma will increase knowledge about how youths create information and how information professionals can help them become successful information creators by promoting their information and digital literacies and other 21st century skills. This Early Career research project builds on existing research and results of previously ... »
  • MakerSpace 2.0: Retinkering the Public Library
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Westport Library, with its partners, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Connecticut State Library - Division of Library Development (CSL-DLD), and with SPARK! Consulting, will introduce a new model of maker space in libraries and a way to systematically integrate the culture of interactive "making" into the library profession. ... »
  • The Innovation Studio
    Date: 09/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Calcasieu Parish Public Library (CPPL) will create the Innovation Studio, an innovative physical space and model for patron-driven programming in response to a rapidly growing and changing community. The project includes designing and outfitting a designated space with furnishings and equipment and creating a programming model and digital ... »
  • IMLS National Leadership Demonstration Grant - Chicago Public Library
    Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    A one-year project for the creation of an experimental Hacker Maker Space Lab at the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. ... »
  • Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums
    Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Funded jointly by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the and Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and Urban Libraries Council (ULC), Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums supports the planning and design of 24 learning labs in libraries and museums nationwide. The ... »