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Published on February 26th, 2015 | by Ellyssa Kroski

Makerspaces Library Set Book Review

Makerspaces Library Set Book Review Ellyssa Kroski
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makerspaces3What can you do in a makerspace?

This Makerspaces book series from Rosen Publishing will let you know the ins and outs of makerspace equipment and projects that can be built in these new community spaces. This introductory library set walks the reader through everything from how to find, fund, and start your own makerspace to the many ways to use 3D printers and much more. Readers can learn about Arduino, RobotC, and Lego robots, makerspace competitions, Arduino projects such as electronic dice, strobe lights, talking clocks, and even unmanned aerial vehicles such as drones!! makerspaces6

Makerspaces are growing increasingly popular in libraries as we strive to become partners in production and provide valuable science and engineering skills to our patrons. This set of books is a great basic introduction for librarians who are looking for an overview of what these tools and technologies are and what can be done with them.makerspaces2


About the Author

Executive Editor Ellyssa is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 35 books including her latest book Cosplay in Libraries: How to Embrace Costume Play in Your Library. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute and Drexel University, and an international conference speaker. She's also an avid cosplayer and has appeared on the Cake Boss TV show as well as in the official music video for New York Comic Con and many other events. Contact her at

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