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Thursday, August 2 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Educative Maker Activity Materials for Small Town Librarians to Support Connected Learning

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Education settings are increasingly aware of the importance of integrating "Making" and "Connected Learning" activities. Yet images of how these terms would translate for practice in small and rural library settings has been lacking. In response, we have been working for the past two years with public and school libraries to co-develop Maker-oriented programs for small town and rural youth. This spotlight shares findings obtained from observations and interviews across 4 middle school libraries and two public community libraries in a largely rural region and presents a set of educative program materials we have developed and iteratively refined in those library settings. This involves the creation of visual guide materials that could convey what kinds of creative Maker activities were possible, what were essential steps for getting started, and how such an activity could be organized and structured for different library settings.


Abigail Phillips

Postdoctoral Fellow, Utah State University

Thursday August 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Media Lab - E14-240, 2nd Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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