Calling Librarians in South-Western Ontario!

Later this month, the MakerBus team will be offering three “Introduction to Making” workshops in collaboration with the Southern Ontario Library Service! If you are a librarian looking to MAKE things happen around Kitchener, Bradford, or St. Catharines, we would love to meet you!

Introduction to Making

Are you interested in offering “maker programs” or “hacker spaces” at the library but aren’t sure you have the skills, we have the solution – SOLS’ Introduction to Making Workshop. The team from the MakerBus will help you become comfortable with the maker ethos. They’ll help you find your ground as “makers”, and will let you get your hands on tools such as Makey Makeys, conductive thread, LEDs, macro-lenses and 3D printers. You’ll go home prepared to start “making” things happen in your library!

Our Presenters:

Ryan Hunt – Chief Fun Officer – Ryan works as an instructor with the Continuing Studies Department of Western University, teaching a course entitled “Teaching with Technology.”

Beth Compton – Head of Play – Beth is an Archaeology PhD student at Western University.

Kim Martin – Chief Instigator – Kim is a PhD candidate in Library and Information Science at Western University.

Who should attend: Children’s and Teen Services Staff

Supports Competencies:
Public Service – Programming and Outreach Skills Set
Public Service – Children’s Services Skills Set
Public Service – Young Adult Services Skills Set

Dates, Times and Locations:
Wednesday, October 8 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Kitchener Public Library Central – Register Now
Thursday, October 16 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – St. Catharines Public Library – Central – Register Now
Monday, October 20 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library – Register Now

One thought on “Calling Librarians in South-Western Ontario!

  1. Reblogged this on Zen Diaries and commented:
    MakerBus is awesomeness on wheels. These are the people that put on the great maker/tech fashion show in London, Ont. Do not pass up a great opportunity to learn and play with STEAM stuff.

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