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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Fayetteville Free Library Fab Lab - Recorded Online Session 

From The Public Library, Completely Reimagined: Earlier this year, MAKE Magazine’s Phillip Torrone wrote a provocative article asking Is it time to rebuild and retool libraries and make ‘techshops’? In other words, should libraries join some of the other new community centers that are being created and become hackerspaces or makerspaces? Yes!, says librarian Lauren Smedley, who is in the process of creating what might just be the first maker-space within a U.S. public library. The Fayetteville Free Library where Smedley works is building a Fab Lab — short for fabrication laboratory — that will provide free public access to machines and software for manufacturing and making things.

In this month’s Tech Talk we’ll be speaking with the creator of that Fab Lab, Lauren Smedley, about just how this idea came about, what it took to implement it, and what the reaction has been so far.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library.

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

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Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
11/23/2011 48 minutes
No Charge
Michael Sauers
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission