Why a Makerspace?

Create ~ Make ~ Learn

What is a makerspace?

According to Diana Rendina's research, "A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials."

~ Rendina, from Renovated Learning, is a perfect example of a 21st Century Librarian ~

What does a makerspace do for students and their learning?

In the article, "The Philosophy of Educational Makerspaces", Kurti, Kurti and Fleming list the following as ways that environments such as makerspaces.......

  • inspire wonder
  • invite curiousity
  • encourage playfulness
  • celebrate unique solutions
  • it's okay to fail
  • breaking things is not a cardinal sin
  • collaborate, collaborate, collaborate

Why should librarians be involved? Why Not!

Created by:

Meghan Oppelt - oppeltm24@gmail.com

Kate Olson - olskat80@gmail.com