Project Overview: The project is designed to support the creation of Makerspaces in Idaho libraries and encourage the delivery of library services to digital users “where they live.” The Commission will provide the necessary materials and trainings to implement creative, STEAM-based programming for all ages. The project will :
In light of COVID-19 recommendations from the governor and public health officials for social distancing, the VR Storytelling training in May has been postponed, and the application link deactivated.
Based on feedback from previous Make It trainings, and the number of applications we’d already received, I know folks are eager for a VR training! My plan is to reschedule this event.
Stay tuned to LibIdaho and the Make It! Facebook page for future details, and take care of yourselves out there! – Deana
Friday May 29th OR Saturday May 30th in Boise at the ICfL offices. Both days will be the same. Why just consume VR experiences when you can make them too?!
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) welcomes applications from publicly-funded libraries in Idaho. This includes school, academic, tribal, and public libraries.
This one-day training strives to raise library staff, and their communities, from virtual reality (VR) consumers to VR experience creators. In doing so, library staff will learn 21st Century skills they can pass along to their communities!
Up to 40 libraries will be accepted into this training (20 max per day). Each library will receive the following:
- One VR Storytelling Creation kit
- 4x iPod touch
- 4x smartphone holder headsets
- 1x 360-degree camera
- 1x tripod
- 1x tote
- Training on using Google Expeditions
- Training on using 360 degree camera equipment
ICfL is partnering with the STEM Action Center and Paul Zimmerman, from Blaine Schools, to provide this training.
Selected libraries may send up to two library staff members to the training. A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided for all who attend. Each library is asked to bring a laptop to use during the training. For staff from libraries located more than 50 miles from Boise, ICfL will arrange and pay for one nights lodging. Mileage reimbursement will be available for those living more than 50 miles away from Boise. To encourage sustainability, libraries that are eligible for mileage reimbursement, have multiple staff attending, and are driving, will only receive one mileage reimbursement.
Applications will be accepted through March 23rd. All applicants will be notified by April 1st as to the status of their application. If you have any questions about this program or your request, please contact Deana Brown at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, (208) 639-4156 or (800) 458-3271 or at email@example.com.