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Thursday, August 8 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Assessments in Library Makerspaces: The audience is everyone!

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There are many reasons to use assessments in Library Makerspaces. Makers (i.e., library patrons) need feedback. Librarians need to guide maker learning and improve their own practice. Library stakeholders, such as boards of directors and the general public, all want to know if a makerspace is accomplishing its goals. While there is exciting research that is developing novel assessments for making, it will not have a significant impact unless it is paired with the different assessment needs of makers, librarians, and stakeholders.
This workshop will review who are the audiences for assessments of making, and why they might be supportive of assessment but have significantly different assessment needs. Data collection tools for determining assessment needs will be presented and tested by attendees. There will also be a review of what types of assessments could then meet identified needs and attendees will leave with instructions and tools for applying this in their respective makerspaces.

Speakers
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Peter Wardrip

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Peter Wardrip is an Assistant Professor of STEAM Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Formally, he was a Learning Scientist at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. He currently co-leads Agency by Design Pittsburgh with Dr. Jeff Evancho. His research focuses on informal/formal... Read More →
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Rebecca Millerjohn

Teaching and Learning Librarian, Madison Public Library
Rebecca Millerjohn is the youth services librarian with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library. Rebecca is a previous six year classroom working in Houston, Texas and at Gary Comer College Prep on Chicago’s South Side. A graduate of UW’s School of Library and Information Studies... Read More →
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Sam Abramovich

University at Buffalo
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Jordan Smith

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Industry 3rd Floor

Attendees (20)