ERIC Number: EJ1141422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Campus-Library Collaboration with Makerspaces
Lee, Rebekah J.
Public Services Quarterly, v13 n2 p108-116 2017
Makerspaces provide an opportunity for libraries to build upon services they already offer while reaching out to students and faculty who do not frequent the library on a daily basis. By implementing a makerspace in the campus library, the space is seen as more neutral and approachable by students and staff from all academic departments. Broadly interpreting what a makerspace needs to be allows institutions the opportunity to match the space to the specific needs of their student body, while leaving room for the space to change and grow over time. The smaller scale implementation of makerspaces and collaboration technology provide institutions with a testing ground for future trends and can encourage academic departments to independently adopt new instruction trends in the classroom. In addition to the services provided by the space, students benefit from the opportunity to participate in a more creative, kinesthetic style of learning that stimulates their decision-making skills.
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Campuses, Academic Libraries, Library Development, Library Services, Space Utilization, Interior Design, Educational Environment, Staff Development, Program Implementation, Barriers, Library Automation, Study Centers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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