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Wednesday, May 3, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Makerspaces & the Future of Work - Webinar (05/03/23)

Have you ever wondered which jobs our STEM and makerspace activities are preparing kids for in the future? How can we choose tech tools and activities with purpose?  This webinar offers a curated collection of resources, technology recommendations, and activity ideas to help you connect students with the Industry 4.0 and digital fabrication technologies that are shaping the future of work. There are options for different budgets and skill levels. Beginners are welcome!

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand which technologies are shaping the future of work.

  • Access a curated collection of activities, technology tools, and information resources to introduce these technologies to students.

  • Learn to leverage a curated collection of STEM career exploration resources.

  • Assess your community needs to choose applicable makerspace activities and tech

Virtual Trainer: Amanda Sweet

Amanda Sweet is the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission where she helps communities leverage technology to solve the biggest problems in the world. Communities can use her curated information resources, tech guides, and consultation services to drive positive innovation and modernize library services with new technology. 

She is a frequent conference speaker on technology innovation, makerspace technology, and collective impact for social change. Sweet has a BA in English from Carleton College, a Masters in Library Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and received the Excellence in Leadership Award through the State of Nebraska in 2022.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.