The Makerspace Mindset
February 15 - March 25
$200 10% discount if you register by January 31!
2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs

Course #3079

MAKERSPACES—n. pl. – workshops where people come together to share materials and a collaborative learning environment in order to learn a new skill.

Join the Library as Incubator Project for a course on makerspaces that will draw on the expertise of librarians around the country to reimagine the relationship between public, school, and academic libraries and makers, from professionals to accomplished hobbyists. Explore models of library/maker collaborations, identify potential local partners, and build the resources you need to get into the Makerspace Mindset at your library.

The Library as Incubator Project discusses how writers, visual artists, and performing artists use libraries to research, create, and promote their artistic work. The presenters have created a web resource that highlights artists and projects that have been “incubated,” in part, by library collections, spaces and/or staff. The web site also serves as a resource for librarians who want to better serve creative people through programming, collections and partnerships.  


  • Introduction to Library Makerspaces
  • Curating local content + Makerspaces for all ages
  • Digital Making
  • The School Library Makerspace
  • Alternative Makerspace Models
  • Funding


Laura Damon-Moore: Co-founder & Editor.  Laura received her master’s degree from the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies in 2012. In 2008 she received her bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and Literary Studies from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. Laura has worked in public and academic libraries in Wisconsin, and is currently a Community Engagement Librarian for Madison Public Library. Check out Laura in the Library, her professional website.

Holly Storck-Post
: Project Manager & Associate Editor.  Holly received her Master’s Degree from the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies in 2014 and is the Youth Services Coordinator at Monroe Public Library in Monroe, WI. She loves everything about youth services, especially early literacy work, art/maker/STEAM programming, and reading teen books. Holly speaks Spanish fluently, advocates for library services to Spanish-speakers, and loves doing bilingual family storytime! Holly blogs about her adventures at

Katie Behrens: Project Manager & Associate Editor. Katie received her master’s degree from UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies in May 2013 but has turned her attention to teaching English at a private 6-12 school in Madison.  A librarian by training, a creative maker by birth, and a fangirl of many flavors. You can find her on any given Sunday afternoon drinking tea while listening to an audiobook and cross-stitching.

To register:

ONLINE - Makerspace Mindset

PHONE - Pyle Center Registration Office: (608) 262-2451

FAX or MAIL - Print out a registration form

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer