Due to personal circumstances I will be taking a break from Maker Librarian and putting the site on an extended hiatus. Thanks to everyone for their support and I hope to be back in a few months.
Until then, keep making, hacking and creating!
Fixing is the unsung hero of creativity. And it really shouldn’t be. It’s the most common, humble and beautiful form of creativity there is. Let’s wear that belief proudly. Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs, and help others see their value whenever we can. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important.
If you like it – evolve it, improve it.
We spent ages on it, arguing over what was important and what wasn’t – crafting, editing and tweaking. But fixing is something people feel strongly about, so we’re pretty sure you won’t agree with all of it, and you’ll want to fix it.
This is version 1.0. There’s a plaintext copy on Github, where you can contribute improvements, fork it, and make stuff with it. If you’re not into Github and you want to contribute, leave us a comment here or head on over to facebook or twitter and tell us what you think.
This is the first of a new section on Maker Librarian called A Little Help. If anyone has a question they would like to ask all the maker librarians out there, let us know. We will post your question, anyone can give their answer in the comments and we will all learn together!
To get the ball rolling, our first question is on 3D design software
I am currently applying for a tech grant to get a 3D printer. I would really like to talk to someone about the 3D design software, especially a Librarian that has already gone through what I may be going through. Is there anyone I can speak to?
Rachel Collier: Librarian
Having been involved in Maker Culture since 2009, I’ve taken a lot of pleasure in watching the maker and hacker movement intersect with libraries and was excited to play a small role in making this happen. And in the last year interest seems to have exploded! This is where Maker Librarian comes in…
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;
Obviously I can’t do this alone, so I will need your help. Contact me and let me know what you would like to see here, if you would like to contribute a post about something you are working on or to tell me how I’m doing it all wrong!
Librarians, let’s stop talking about the future. It’s time to make the future we want to see.