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 :
Provide library staff with tools and skills to encourage college and career-ready opportunities in their libraries.
Assist libraries in developing events and services to keep their communities engaged with the emerging trends in information access.
Train library staff to facilitate 21st century skill learning.
The ICfL is providing participating libraries with:
Design Thinking tools,
Intensive training focused on:
Design Thinking and Design Process.
Technical support, and
Library staff will increase their knowledge of how to use design thinking. They will learn how to incorporate technologies and skills into library programming in order to improve, enhance, and increase services to all ages.