When: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Location: MTCC 203CD

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: General. Subjects: Community Led, Innovation, and Library Buildings and Space.


Libraries across the globe have embraced the concept of Makerspaces; encouraging patrons of all ages to create and learn new skills. As libraries continue to evolve; so should makerspaces. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project as he walks you through the history of making and what is on the horizon in today’s world. Learn about amazing success stories of what libraries have innovated from their spaces with the patrons and communities, all leading up to what is the next big thing in libraries…solution spaces. More than ever, libraries are going to be called to action to help solve community-based problems in which the library can leverage their existing makerspaces, community involvement, bundled with all the access a library can provide. Together we will explore topics such as the UN Sustainability Goals and community-solving all leading to the mid-life crisis of Makerspaces being revolutionized to become solution spaces.