Thursday, February 9, 2017

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

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Alachua County Schools - Fred Sivia Support Center
3700 NE 53rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

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All About Library Makerspaces - Gainesville (02/09/17) 


Creating a space in your library for users to make is a trend that is continuing to grow.   Whether you are considering a small portable Makerspace or a permanent space in your library - this workshop will help take new and existing makerspaces to the next level.  

During the session, we will explore:

  • What is a Makerspace - and what does this word encompass including all aspects of STEAM education

  • How to make the case for a Makerspace

  • How to plan for a Makerspace your community will use

  • Implementation and management of a Makerspace or program

  • Programming and planning to make your program/space an ongoing success

Trainer: Diana Silveira

Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System. She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies as well as develop new mobile and desktop websites.

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