EVENT: Making a Library Makerspace: From Idea to Evaluation and Everything in Between, Oct 23, 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Register for this exciting event!

Makerspaces have become quite a hot topic in libraries these days.  But what is a makerspace?  What does one look like?  What about getting a 3D printer?  And how do you know if this whole maker thing is a good fit for your library?

Take a tour of the College of San Mateo Library’s new makerspace, and benefit from the experience of a panel of librarians who have brought some aspect of maker culture into their library or institution. We’ll talk about what it takes to get started, some funding possibilities, putting ideas into practice, and finally evaluating and documenting all your hard work.

Date: Wednesday October 23
Time: 5:00PM – 7:30PM

Details:

5:00PM – 5:30PM   Tour of College of San Mateo’s Makerspace
5:30PM – 6:00PM   Meet & Greet
6:00PM – 7:00PM   Speaker Panel
7:00PM – 7:30PM   Networking & Snacks

Panelists:

Katherine Becvar, Adjunct Reference Librarian, College of San Mateo
Katherine Gaidos, Adult Services Librarian, Sunnyvale Public Library
Angi Chau, Director of Bourn Idea Lab, Castilleja School, Palo Alto
Rachel MacNeilly, Supervising Librarian, Berkeley Public Library

Price:

$10.00 BayNet Members
$20.00 non-BayNet Members

Directions & Parking Information:

Directions and parking information will be emailed to registrants. If you need a parking pass, be sure to check “Yes” on the registration form, under “Other Information.”