October 26-28 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

E204 - Getting a Makerspace Started in Your School Library

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bonsai (Portola Hotel)
Amy Armstrong, Teacher-Librarian, Heritage Middle School

Starting a makerspace in a school library can be daunting. Physical space, resources, scheduling conflicts, and student and staff partic- ipation are all key issues that must be addressed in order to have a successful makerspace. Hear ideas from teacher-librarian Amy Armstrong on how to start a space, where to find money, what resources have been popular, and how to tie these activities into the school curriculum. Starting a program from scratch has lots of obstacles along the way, and attending this session can help you find the right balance for your library.

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