What’s going on here?
The goal of Maker Librarian is to serve as the primary resource for librarians who want to learn about makers, hackerspaces, the participatory library and everything in between. Over the coming weeks and months you’ll find;
– Updates on the latest technologies, maker news and what librarians and libraries are up to
– Interviews with the movers and shakers in the maker and hacker movement
– Discussion of the difficult ethical and legal issues that libraries will have to face as technologies, like 3D printers, become readily available
– A wiki for librarians to gather the best of training materials and classes for their programs
– And a few exciting projects that will be revealed in the near future…
Who are you?
I’m Fiacre O’Duinn, a librarian from Ontario, Canada, and I’ve been involved in maker culture since 2009. I’ve presented on topics such as hackers, citizen science and Open Access, digital justice and open source hardware, and the military funding of makerspaces in high-schools. I created this site to 1) help librarians who are approaching the subject for the first time and 2) to catalyze conversation and co-operation between librarians, hackers and makers.
Great! What can I do to get involved?
Please feel free to contact me with your ideas, let me know if you would like to contribute a post, or to tell me what your library is doing.