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Blog posts from June 2013

Makerspace Programs at Conference

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on June 28, 2013 - 9:49pm

 

Yvette Leigh, a branch manager at Chicago Public Library, shows off one of the CNC Mills at the Harold Washington Library Makerspace at a preconference on Friday. Attendees got a tour of the makerspace, scheduled to open July 8. The space also has Laser Cutters and Makerbot Replicator 3D Printers. 

Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, a supplier and consultant to the lab, wrote a detailed description of the lab's equipment. Read More »


ALA Annual Conference Tech Wrap-Up Webinar - July 8

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on June 27, 2013 - 3:54pm

Once again, our team of Marshall Breeding, Sue Polanka, and Jason Griffey will present a free webinar on the technology that caught their eye at conference. Join us Monday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. (Note an email promotion today stated an incorrect time.) Register here.


Tools Are Us

Submitted by Kate Sheehan on June 20, 2013 - 9:56am

 I’ve been posting about a more logical, less emotional approach to working with technology. But Nina McHale’s recent post about leaving libraries has inspired me to come clean. I’m thinking a lot about taking some of the emotion out of our relationship with technology because it’s giving us agita. Like Nina, I’ve been working in and with libraries for around 10 years. And like Nina, I sometimes can’t believe we’re still having the same conversations (and not in an iterative-improvement, baby-steps kind of way). Read More »