Try out the coolest tools of the maker movement - and leave with a concrete plan to use them in your community. Fun, hands-on, practical, can't-miss!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm (9:30 registration)
Wesleyan University, Middletown
45 Wyllys Ave.
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
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In this hands-on, in-depth lab, you'll not only get to test drive the coolest tools of the maker movement (FLORA, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LilyPad, robotics tools), but you'll leave with concrete plans to develop and run 1-2 projects in your community using these technologies or others of your choosing. You'll also get a resource/tool list, loads of inspiration and support, and your very own FLORA wearable.
Spend the first part of the day becoming familiar with the technologies, led by our expert speakers. In the afternoon, you'll work with your colleagues to envision the role these tools might play in your library and community. Attendees will bring their unique experiences together to brainstorm, share ideas, and assist one another in developing plans for projects.
Return to your library/school with 1-2 well-crafted and executable project plans - and bring the maker movement to the community you serve, helping to build skills and nurture creativity!
9:30 - Coffee and networking
10:00 - 3:00 - Program
The program will take place at Wesleyan University (Room TBA). Please see directions and campus map below. Parking TBA. (Updated information will be sent via email.)
Please note that there is a fee for this program, which includes breakfast, lunch, snack, and materials fee:
- $130 ($90 registration + $40 materials) for staff of CLC member libraries
- $160 ($120 registration + $40 materials) for non-members
Fees must be paid in advance. You may pay with a credit card during registration, or send your check to CLC.
Your $40 materials fee includes:
FLORA wearable (retail: $25)
LED lights (retail: $8)
battery (retail: $6)
USB cable (retail: $5)
Edward Iglesias is the Systems Librarian at Central Connecticut State University. He is currently leading the effort to create a makerspace at Burritt Library. To this end he has facilitated in the purchase of a 3D printer and is currently training staff on how to assist others with it. His talk will focus on the relationships built throughout the University that allow for greater flexibility and resources in terms of the projects and programs that come with a makerspace. His most recent book, Robots in the Academic Library, is available from IGI.
Arianna Schlegel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After several years in the software world, she decided she wanted her career to go in another direction entirely, and pursued her Masters in Library Science. Embracing these two wildly different but equally beloved fields, she currently works as the Systems Librarian at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. In her spare time, she knits obsessively, reads everything she can get her hands on, binge-watches Netflix, and dabbles in technological pursuits.
Contact Leah Farrell at CLC - 860.344.8777 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.