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Spring Fling 2015: Making, Collaboration, and Community: Fostering Lifelong Learning and Innovation
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Making, Collaboration, and Community: Fostering Lifelong Learning and Innovation in a Library Makerspace

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
Presented by the CLA Technology Interest Group

Presenters: Travis Good, co-founder and producer,Hardware Innovation Workshop, MakerCon and San Diego Mini Maker Fairel; Uyen Tran, Emerging Technologies Librarian, San Diego Public Library

Travis Good will share insights garnered from having visited different makerspaces and Maker Faires across the country. He will explain why "making" is fundamentally important, what its affecting and why libraries are natural place to house makerspaces. Uyen Tran will discuss how without funding, she was able to turn a study room with two 3D printers into a simple makerspace that is funded and supported by the community. She will also provide strategies for working with community partners to provide free and innovative maker programs and creating a low cost/no cost library maker environment. Resources and programming ideas will also be provided for libraries with varying budgets and staffing. Upon completing this webinar, every attendee should be able to start implementing “maker” programs at their library. 


About the Presenters

Travis Good focuses on the Maker City, the broad emerging impact of the maker movement on libraries, makerspaces, science museums, incubators, schools, companies, and civic government. Nationwide he advises stakeholders and speaks at conferences. He co-founded and produced the Hardware Innovation Workshop, MakerCon and San Diego Mini Maker Faire. Frequently he collaborates with Maker Media and is a Contributing Editor for MAKE Magazine, writes for, the American Libraries Magazine, and others. In his quest to understand maker movement trends he has visited 28 incubators, 100+ makerspaces, and multiple fab labs while also chairing a start-up incubator and co-founding a makerspace in Virginia. His broader agenda can be seen at

Uyen Tran is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at San Diego Public Library. She manages the Maker Lab and hosted numerous maker programs for all ages at the Central Library location. She has been involved with the Maker Movement in San Diego since 2013. She is passionate about learning new technologies and all things making. As a maker and an organizer for Maker Faires in San Diego, she believes libraries can inspire individuals and empower communities by bringing people and technology together through programs that promote learning and making.


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