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NCompass Live: Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace - Online 

Description

The library is the intellectual crossroads of the university, a place where students come to research, explore, and discover. It was in this spirit that a new service - an Innovation Lab - was established during the Fall Quarter of 2015 in the John M. Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino.

The Innovation Lab is a technology-focused Makerspace for students that encourages creativity and inquiry, facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration, and promotes true innovation. The ability to work hands-on with emerging technologies and rapidly prototype solutions gives students greater understanding of real-world problems. The lab is open to all CSUSB students regardless of discipline, skill set, or background. In addition, the lab is a safe space where students can learn to persevere in the face of failure - a skill central to lifelong learning and success in the 21st century.

Embarking on an innovative new service can be rife with pitfalls and obstacles. The presenter, former Head of Library Information Technology at CSU's Pfau Library, will share the logistics involved with planning, implementing and maintaining a makerspace. Technologies (3D scanning, printing, and modeling; CNC milling, Arduino, RaspberryPi), services (workshops, peer-to-peer tutoring), and policies will be discussed. He will also share mistakes as well as triumphs, and will address the lessons learned during the first year of operation.

Presenter: Jonathan Smith, Director for Library Technology, Sonoma (Calif.) State University.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

NCompass Live is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions are sent to registered attendees after registration for a session has closed. The Registration End date is listed on each session page, but usually closes on the Monday night before the date of the session. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones. 
 

Class Format
Online
Date Time
4/27/2016 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
Cost
No Charge
Presenter
Jonathan Smith
CE Hours
1
Capacity Available Seats
1000 959
Registration Starts Registration Ends
3/24/2016 4/25/2016
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
christa.burns@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration
Registration Closed