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Re-making the Library Makerspace Book Launch

Jan 29, 2021 10am PST/1pm EST You’re invited to the (virtual) book launch of Re-making the Library Makerspace: Critical Theories, Reflections, and Practices, from Library Juice Press, edited by Jennifer T. Nichols and Maggie Melo. The volume offers chapters that acknowledge power and structural inequity, reflect on moving forward toward social justice, and celebrate successes […]

Creating EiTM’s Website & Logo

By Laura March One of my projects this semester was creating our lab’s logo and website. While some may think an online presence can be slapped together in an afternoon using free tools, taking the time to analyze and design a polished digital identity at the start saves headaches (and money) in the long term. […]

CNI Session

Investigating the Spatial Arrangements of Makerspaces and its Impact on Diverse Student Populations Tuesday, December 1, 2020: 2:00pm – 2:30pm Learn more and sign up through CNI Fall 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting Website The preliminary findings for the first phase of the research program, “Equity in the Making: Investigating Spatial Arrangements of Makerspaces and Their […]

Webinar: Makers Gonna Make

Makers Gonna Make: Maker Ed in Remote/Hybrid Learning Environments Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 12pm ET/ 9am PT Webinar Signup Many libraries use makerspaces to teach and engage, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, buildings have been closed and people have been distanced. So libraries are doing what they always do: innovate. From student-led remote projects […]

Lightning Talks – Dr. Maggie Melo on YouTube

Dr. Melo presented her SILS Lightning talk on Friday, September 18, 2020. Lightning talks by faculty members include individual brief (10 minutes or less) presentations on their research interests and projects. View the full SILS Lightning Talks playlist on YouTube.

Maker Ed: Remaking the Library Makerspace

The Sixth Annual Maker Educator Convening Remaking the Library Makerspace: New Moves toward Equity and Joy Co-presenters: Jennifer Nichols and Brianna Marshall) October 2-3, 2020 This panel is a discussion between contributing authors to Re-making the Library Makerspace Critical Theories, Reflections, and Practices, a forthcoming book from Library Juice Press (October 2020), edited by facilitators Jennifer […]

EITM Lab Welcomes Kimberly & Laura!

Kimberly Hirsh (MS, MAT) and Laura March (MS, MEd) joined the Equity in the Making Lab for its inaugural 2020 year. Hirsh is currently a sixth-year doctoral candidate and March is a third-year doctoral student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More information, including […]

Maggie Melo Awarded $715K NSF Grant

From UNC-Chapel Hill SILS Website:  Maggie Melo, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how the physical and affective characteristics of makerspaces encourage or inhibit participation by students from marginalized communities. The NSF CAREER award will provide more than $715,000 in […]