As the process of re-opening offices and stores in local communities continues, libraries and library makerspaces are beginning to re-open as well. This week’s Plan C Live program looks at the challenges and strategies for libraries in reopening thier makerspaces to the public. We hear from libraries around the US on what the last 90 days have looked like for their institutions, what their plans for the summer look like, and the role these public institutions play and will continue to play as public resources that serve diverse multi-age communities.
Date: June 23 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET
- Sasha Neri, Harold Washington Public Library, Chicago, IL
- Adam St. Pierre, East Baton Rouge Parish Library
- Vi Ha, Octavia Lab, Science, Technology & Patents Department | Los Angeles Public Library
- Amelia Vander Heide, The Makery, JFK Library, Vallejo, CA
- Ashley Kazyaka, IdeaLab, Denver Public Library
- Martin Villegas, City of Corona Library (Corona, CA)
- Rebecca Cruz and Jeremiah Walter, Pikes Peak Library District (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Jeff Stratter, Salmon Library makerspace (Salmon, Idaho)
How has your library navigated the shutdown?
Did staff participate in PPE production at home or other locations?
Are there plans for opening the library makerspace for the public?
What kind of staging or phases do you have?
How does the pandemic change how you think about the role of a makerspace in your library and community?
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DpfnHNCoTDKA95ZOqufjew