Learning Through Making for Future Librarians

Curious about how future librarians can benefit from learning through making? 

In a blog post “Building Student Confidence Through Authentic Learning Experiences,” the University of Toronto Press featured the paper By the Book: A Pedagogy of Authentic Learning Experiences for Emerging Makerspace Information Professionals” written by Dr. Maggie Melo and Dr. Laura March published in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 

Dr. Melo and Dr. March investigated the experiences of Library and Information Science students upcycling a hardcover book to a personal artifact. Findings from this study showed that “the technical competence and confidence needed for future information professionals to excel in a makerspace career can be achieved through maker projects that allow affective learning  experiences alongside technical skill development.”