ALA Masters Series - Mechanic Institutes, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, TechShops, Incubators, Accelerators, and Centers of Social Enterprise. Where do Libraries fit in?

Sunday, February 1, 2015 -
11:45am to 12:30pm

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Speaker: Mita Williams, User Experience Librarian, University of Windsor, Leddy Library

Some of our oldest public libraries were born out of mechanics institutes and many of our newest public libraries feature makerspaces. There is now a lengthy continuum of organizations that seem to share many similarities with the libraries of today. This session will be field guide to these new spaces and point out the differences that make a difference.

Mita Williams is a librarian at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is also a founder and board member of Hackforge, a community-driven hackerspace that got its start in the front room of the Windsor Public Library. She blogs at New Jack Librarian and be found on various social networks under the name copystar.

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