Participatory spaces are popping at libraries across the country, following in the path of their more tech oriented cousin, the digital media lab. Offering courses and resources that appeal to the DIYer, makerspaces provide opportunities for all interests and skill levels, from papercrafting and needlework to basic engineering and robotics. Other participatory spaces give library [...]
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On April 20, the Laconi Technology Group organized an event at the Fountaindale Public Library to discuss ways of transforming the library into a creative space.
The first speaker was Karen McBride, currently the Public Information Manager of the Barrington Public Library, who talked about various ways to use a digital media lab to connect the [...]
It’s a story those working in libraries have heard before: these are uncertain times for the library. The increasing popularity of eBooks and streaming movies online calls into question the traditional library model. Will people still want regular books? Will people still checkout DVDs?
I think we can all agree that, for the foreseeable future, the answers [...]