Librarian Maker Camp

Digital fabrication for librarians

Waag has developed Librarian Maker Camp to school librarians in the latest digital making techniques. The libraries in The Netherlands are offering an increasing number of services nowadays. It’s not only the place to read and borrow books, dvds or magazines, but you can also watch a movie, visit an exposition or… get to know digital fabrication!

Topics at a Librarian Maker Camp are typically digital fabrication, 3D printing, electronics and programming. The training and coaching of library employees is aimed at: the mindset (the philosophy behind ‘learning trough making’, what is the role of a library in this domain), the skills (to learn them and to transmit the knowledge to others) and the network (who can we cooperate with in the neighbourhood).

Our experience

Waag helps the public libraries of Amsterdam to create 10 makers spaces at their libraries. Besides giving advice on the inventory, we train the librarians to become coaches of the maker spaces in our Librarian Maker Camp. We have organised a number of maker camps and also follow-up courses for those that want to go a step further.

Librarian Maker Camp for your organisation

We can develop a tailor-made Teacher Maker Camp for your organisation. Explore the possibilities or discuss a specific question.

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staff

Dick van Dijk
storytelling, interaction design, playful learning and co-creation
Ista Boszhard
Frank Vloet
Mariëlle Lens
Karien Vermeulen
Henk Buursen