Do you have technology withering away in the proverbial closet? Are you struggling with the knowledge loss that comes with staff turnover? Us too! We’re two librarians who reengaged with technology in a high school makerspace over the course of a semester. We’ll share our experiences assessing the technology, developing a methodology, and reflecting on the results. Join us to see if this process might help you breathe life back into your makerspace’s withering technology.
About: Deana Brown is the Emerging Trends Consultant at the Idaho Commission for Libraries and has been working in public and academic libraries since 2005. She holds a Master's in Library Science and a Bachelor’s in Fine Art. In her current role, she leads state-wide initiatives for library staff that provide professional development opportunities in the areas of emerging technology and trends. This includes serving as the program lead for Make It at the Library, the Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT), STEM Equity Framework, and adult services. As a proponent of laughing while you’re learning, she strives to create experiential learning opportunities that are fun and thought-provoking.
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