Hacking, Making, & Creating

A conversation with David Lee King

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Hacking, Making, & Creating - at the Library! Technology Innovations & Customer-Created Content

Traditionally, when our library customers wanted to make something, we'd send them to the craft section or to the "how to write a poem" section of the library. Today's makers want to make gadgets, 3D-printed prototypes, and a video series. And guess what? They want the library's help!

David provides an overview of technology innovations that focus on "making" - including hackerspaces, digital media labs, co-working spaces, and self-publishing tools, and provides ideas on how to incorporate these innovations into your library.

Read David's blog! Check out his YouTube Channel! And some videos from Topeka Library!

Agenda

7:00 Welcome to our on-site and online participants

7:10 Introduction and program format

7:15 to 8:15 David's presentation

8:15 Open Q&A

8:25 Closing remarks and announcement of our next big events!

David Lee King

David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. David was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2008. His newest book is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. David blogs at http://www.davidleeking.com.

Moderator: Joyce Valenza

Director MLIS Program, Rutgers University, School of Communication & Information

Doctoral Student, Library and Information Science, Instructor Colloquium in Library and Information Studies

Alexander Library, Scholarly Communications Center (SCC)

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 7-9pm

169 College Avenue 4th Floor New Brunswick, NJ

Refreshments provided by LISSA.
Contact: Connie Pascal connie.pascal@rutgers.edu for further information.

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