The Maker Movement and the Louisville Free Public Library

Eric Phetteplace, Nicole Dixon, Michael Ward


I have wanted to publish a column on Makerspaces for a while now, as they are such wonderful examples of the intersection of libraries, community, and technology. The 2013 LITA Forum in Louisville, which featured many concurrent sessions on making (including a session featuring one of the authors of this column), provided the impetus to find librarians willing to write about their experiences. Louisville Free Public Library has been a leader in collaborating with local Maker groups, and I hope other libraries can benefit from their advice.

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