All outfits were made by teens at the Gwinnett County Public Library, using library sewing machines and other equipment that is part of our Learning Labs. This was the culminating runway show for the Fashion Project that had been ongoing for 6 weeks. Full gallery of images can be seen here.
I hope you’ll join me for our discussion at the next Computers in Libraries conference where I’ll be speaking with my friend and co-worker, Christopher K. Baker, on the positive and negative experiences we’ve had hosting our 3D design and printing events:
A successful and viable Maker program is more involved than simply buying a 3D printer. This session explores the issues that exist behind the scenes, such as staff training, partnership formation, deciding between a “camp” and a “space”, and the many other issues that must be tackled when your library considers moving into the area of STEM outreach through Maker-style initiatives. It also shares how the program engages the community and has an impact with many of its constituents!
Crafting the Successful Maker Program
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Track D-202 – 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
“In the summer of 2014, Gwinnett County Public Library partnered with librarians at Norcross High School to host their inaugural MakerCamp: a 4-day program that allowed high school-age students the opportunity to explore 3D design and 3D printing through innovative and accessible tools and resources. Join Michael Casey and Christopher Baker as they discuss MakerCamp’s development and delivery, and explore the learning opportunities the program offered both students and staff.”
Presented by Michael Casey and Christopher Baker, September 10, 2014