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Maker Video Library Access

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Access to the LJ and SLJ Maker Video Library

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The Maker Video Library is home to more than 30 expert-led Maker Workshop sessions that will help you build an actionable Maker program blueprint that fits your budget and serves the very specialized needs of your library.

Since its inception in the Summer of 2015, School Library Journal’s online Maker Workshop has featured a wide range of content to help librarians stay up to date on new ways of sparking engagement through hands-on learning. Course sessions have explored everything from mobile makerspaces, digital making, STEAM, and web literacy—to 3D printing, gardening, and even the art of graffiti. By emphasizing innovations in making, these recorded sessions cover topics and tools from the perspectives of experts in school, public and academic settings and authorities from beyond the library world.

Recorded Sessions Include

How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning

Annie Murphy Paul, Author of Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter, forthcoming from Crown, Columnist, Scientific American MIND

When Old-School Crafts Meet a Modern Audience

Graham Ashcraft, Creative Entrepreneurship Program Manager, Etsy
Megan Emery, Tween, Teen & 4th Floor Programmer, Chattanooga Public Library

3-D Printing + New Ways to Embrace Technology: MakerBot

Allison Vicenzi, Director of Education at MakerBot

How-To: Maker Projects (STEAM)

Colleen Graves, Maker and a Teacher Librarian at Lamar Middle School (TX)

What Happens When a Public Library Goes Maker

Susan Considine, Executive Director of Fayetteville Free Library in Fayetteville, New York

Demo and Q+A: Tinkercad

Guillermo Melantoni, Tinkercad Product Line Manager

How The Maker Movement Can Drive The Economy

Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA)

Understanding A National Framework for Learning and Making

Tim Carrigan, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Peter Wardrip, Learning Scientist, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Projects To Get You Started Making (Before You Have a Budget)

Mark Frauenfelder, Editor-in-chief of Make magazine, founder of the popular Boing Boing blog, and author of Maker Dad

Hands On with Food & Gardening: How To Develop Food Explorers and Edible Adventurers

Alexandra Weisman McDowell, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Spoons Across America

Getting Started With littleBits in Your Makerspace

Allison Vannatta, littleBits Global Education Team

Makerspace Tech Project Demo

Nick Taylor, Supervisor, Tech Experience, Digital Services, Arapahoe Library District

STEAM Lessons with Tricia Fuglestad

Tricia Fuglestad, Dryden Elementary K-5 Art Teacher

Make Everywhere

Amy Holcomb, Experiential Learning Coordinator
Mick Jacobsen, Supervisor of Adult Computer Labs at Skokie Public Library

How To Get Buy-In for Your Maker Program

Oli Sanidas, Director, Digital and Library Material Services Arapahoe Library District (CO)

Making at School

Colleen Graves, Maker, Teacher Librarian

Design Thinking to Engage Your Community

Marnie Webb, CEO, Caravan Studios

Literacy & Making

Laura Fleming, School Librarian, New Milford High School (NJ)
Adam Rogers, Emerging Technology Services Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries (NC)

STEM in the Real World

Ruth Mesfun, Computer Science Teacher-6th Grade, Excellence Girls Middle Academy (NYC)

Lessons From the Dream Lab

Nick Kerelchuk, Popular Services Manager, The Labs at DC Library, DC Public Library (DC)

Learning Through Invention With littleBits

Erin Mulcahy , Product Lead, littleBits

The Web as Maker Platform

Amira Dhalla, Mozilla Foundation

Creative Digital Making

Tricia Fuglestad, Art Teacher – K-5 at Dryden Elementary (IL) and the 2013 Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year

It's In Our Hands: How Making Makes Us Happy and More Creative

Carrie Barron, MD and Alton Barron, MD, Co-authors, The Creativity Cure: How to Build Happiness with Your Own Two Hands (S&S)

Steampunk Makerspaces

Heather Moorefield-Lang, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, College of Information and Communications, University of South Carolina (SC)

SLIME (Students of Long Island Maker Expo)

Kristina Holzweiss, School Librarian, Bay Shore Middle School (NY) and SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year

Globaloria MakeQuest

Idit Harel, CEO, Globaloria

Lessons from Lab Girl Author, Hope Jahren

Hope Jahren, Geochemist, Geobiologist, and Author; named one of Time Magazine‘s “100 Most Influential People”

Making Art, Preserving Tradition: The Mele Murals Project

Estria Miyashiro, Founder, The Estria Foundation (HI)

Makerspace in a Box: Getting Started with littleBits – Sponsored Session

Erin Mulcahy, Product Lead, littleBits

Video Production for Teens

Laura Gardner, Teacher Librarian, Dartmouth Public Schools (MA), Finalist, SLJ School Librarian of the Year 2016

''The Genius Hour'' and Innovations in Making

Don Wettrick, Innovation Specialist, Noblesville High School (IN)

Making Without the Space: Mobile Makerspaces

Mica Johnson and Brittany Witte, School Librarians, Farragut Middle School (TN)

Making That's Made for Your Community

Kristin Fontichiaro, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information (MI)

Do It Yourselves: Inspiring a Passion to Make in Teen Girls

Sylvia Aguiñaga, Director of Curriculum, DIY Girls (CA)

The Ins and Outs of 3D Printing

Nick Taylor, Supervisor, Tech Experience at Arapahoe Libraries (CO)
Nate Stone, Program Coordinator, ideaLab, Community Technology Center, Denver Public Library

Maker Workshop Peer Showcase

Kathy Ishizuka, Executive Editor, School Library Journal

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