Ready, set, make! Exploring library resources in a residential hall makerspace

Kate Shivley, Lisa Jarrell, Dixie Denton

Abstract

Increasingly, the maker movement has spread across the nation in various contexts. Emerging from this movement are sites called makerspaces, which bring individuals together to create and learn collaboratively via engagement with resources and materials. Libraries are natural partners in the maker movement. At Ball State University, Bracken Library has access to collections and resources to support student making and learning. The library provides expert assistance, support, and resources for students in their homes (i.e., residence halls) and encourages both faculty and students to use the space for projects, presentations, and workshops.

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