February 17, 2018

Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries

6.18.14 Maker Space

Presented by: Library Journal, Humphries Poli Architects, Demco, & MSR Design  

Libraries around the world are undergoing considerable changes in response to the ever evolving technological landscape and patron needs. Maker Spaces are surfacing constantly and forcing libraries to examine their role in hands-on learning.

But what does this mean and how does a library plan well and for the future?

Our panel of experts will explore hands-on learning in the library and provide both practical and big picture advice on creating a design plan that meets your community’s unique needs. We’ll look at different kinds of spaces, including indoor and outdoor, underutilized areas, nontraditional mobile or pop spaces and ones that serve multi-purpose needs. We’ll explore Maker Spaces that support audio, craft, music, gardening and more. We’ll discuss strategies for engaging external partners and spend time looking at furnishings to support needs.

Whether a novice or newbie, you will gain insights and ideas from experienced architects and furniture and product professionals to help you create a strategy for your library.


Dennis Humphries – Principal, Humphries Poli Architects

Janet Nelson – Director of Library Engagement & Solutions, Demco

Traci Lesneski – Principal of Interiors,  MSR Design


Ian Chant – Associate Editor, News and Features, Library Journal

Archive is now available!

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  1. I could not log in at 3 o’clock fir the Making Your Maker Space Webcast. Is there any way I can review it, or revisit it.

    Let me know, Ra

  2. We watched as a team and I don’t know if we downloaded the slides. Can someone send along?

    Many thanks! We are having some great conversations over this –


  3. Excellent presentation! and it is right on time for the new library building we are planning here in Siloam Springs, Arkansas!

  4. p. viger says:

    Is there a way to get a participation certificate?

  5. ChristinaT says:

    I was not aware of this webinar and would like to view the archive. Is it available to those who did not attend the live event?