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Exciting Symposium for librarians and museum pros: MakerSpaces

I am really excited about this Symposium that Jane Dysart and I have organized for the University of Toronto’s iSchool.

Check it out at http://www.creativemaking.org/

It’s on July 22-23 in Toronto at the iSchool.

We have an amazing crew of speakers including:

Librarians from two of the most innovative Makerspaces at Chattanooga Public Library and Fayetteville Free Public Library.

Representatives from the museum community including the exciting Smithsonian Institution project to scan their collections for 3D printing ability and the Natural History Museum Los Angeles County (yes – they have the Mastadon and the La Brea Tar Pits).

Matt Ratto from the iSchool’s Semphore Lab which is doing high level academic research into the potential of gamification, 3D printing, and Arduino robotics for libraries and museums.

A private non-profit store, MakerKids, that runs a wide range of successful programs in Toronto.

And we can’t forget the role of books with a session on LibraryBox and putting ebooks anywhere – even without an internet connnection!

University of Toronto iSchool Institute Symposium in partnership with Dysart & Jones Associates

Monday & Tuesday July 22 & 23, 2013, Toronto

So, please check it out and plan to attend the symposium on Toronto.  We’re thinking this can be transformational for libraries and museums to those who start to think about the potential now!

If you’re planning a makerspace strategy – or just wanting to learn more – this is the spot for you this summer.

Stephen

 

Posted on: June 24, 2013, 9:30 am Category: Uncategorized

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