Makerspaces : Top Trailblazing Projects / Caitlin A. Bagley. Chicago, IL. : ALA TechSource ; American Library Association, 2014. Bagley examines nine makerspaces in public, academic, and school libraries, describing their design and technical decisions in depth and showing how each is doing something unique and different, under a wide range of budgets and project offerings.
Makerspaces : a practical guide for librarians. John J. Burke. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, . A “makerspace” is an area in a library where users can use tools and equipment to design, build, and create all sorts of different things. This practical guide will help librarians develop, budget for, and implement makerspaces; write grant proposals for funding; and understand the mindset behind the maker movement in order to meet patron needs.
Building a MAKERSPACE LIBRARY : Having books on topics related to makerspaces is essential for supporting the independent learning of your makers. In this post, I offer up ideas for books to add to your makerspace library. | RenovatedLearning.com
Article from MAKE: Transforming a school library into a maker space. Like that the school has $30 mini grants that students can apply for to help build their project ideas. The school, GSAA has a blog at: http://gcaamakerspace.wordpress.com/
Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries | Many school librarians face questions and criticisms when starting makerspaces in their schools. My post on AASL Knowledge Quest addresses some of the most common ones and offers advice for advocacy.
The librarian's nitty-gritty guide to social media / Laura Solomon. / Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. The vast array of social media options present a challenge: it’s tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively. Solomon, a librarian with extensive experience in web development, design, and technology, cuts to the chase with this invaluable guide to using social media in any kind of library.
Beyond book sales : the complete guide to raising real money for your library / edited by Susan Dowd / Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. Regardless of the scope or complexity of library fundraising, successful efforts are always about forging and strengthening relationships with the range of stakeholders throughout the community. Dowd and her team from Library Strategies, share proven strategies.