Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Free conference: Library Makerspaces for Young Children #minimakers

On November 7 2018 there is a free one day conference in Sheffield, UK, Library Makerspaces for Young Children: A National Conference. It is organised by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Libraries Taskforce, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.They will share outcomes of a project in which Library Services in three authorities (Barnley, Sheffield and SouthTyneside) offered makerspace workshops for children aged 3-8 and their families. Attendees will: "Find out what ‘makerspaces’ are all about; Hear about how makerspaces can be run in Libraries; Learn about the value of offering makerspaces in Libraries; Try out some simple and fun maker activities."
Sheffield University (specfically Professior Jackie Marsh, School of Education) is leader on the Makey Project which "explores the place of the rising ‘maker’ culture in the development of children’s digital literacy and creative design skills." You might also want to look at the Libraries and makerspaces page (UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) which was last updated in June 2018.
Register for the Sheffield event at
Photo by Sheila Webber: the crystal library in Second Life, June 2018

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