When: Thursday, Jan 31 | 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Location: MTCC 202D

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Academic Libraries. Subjects: Academic, Literacy, and Maker.


In September 2016, the University of Toronto Scarborough campus library partnered with the campus’s Sustainability Office to collaborate on an event that would get students thinking about sustainability but also make use and promote the library’s new Makerspace. The result was a 10-daylong challenge in February 2017 that brought together industry mentors, library staff, and students. The event had students using the Makerspace, information literacy skills and critical thinking to develop a solution to one of the United Nations 17 Sustainable development goals. This session will discuss the theory, planning, collaboration and implementation of this unique event.
Participants will:
– understand the large collaborative process of planning a campus wide event
– examine ways to engage students with library services and incorporate the Library’s Makerspace
– understand the impact of non-traditional information literacy skills on student learning.