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TAKING MAKING ON THE ROAD: MOBILE MAKERSPACES FOR UNIVERSITIES, K-12 AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Kim Martin, Ryan Hunt
Wednesday, February 22  | 2 – 3PM
Providing access to information has always been a core value of libraries. With the rise of makerspaces and fab labs, information and access come in many forms: from 3D printing and scanning to sewing machines. How do libraries include these new items in their programming and how do they ensure that all patrons can access them? One way of doing this is by creating a mobile makerspace. A modern take on the bookmobile, a mobile makerspace can be a bus, van, or truck that has been transformed into a space to support new literacies — a space to learn with your hands. Join the co-founders of The MakerBus, as they walk you through the steps of creating, sustaining, funding, and programming Canada’s first mobile makerspace. Reflections on working with schools, the London Public Library, and universities will be included, and other examples of mobile makerspaces will be highlighted throughout the session.
TEDx YOUR LIBRARY
Pam Saliba, Andrea Cecchetto
Tuesday, March 7  | 1 – 2 PM
Have you ever thought about hosting a TEDx event at your library? TED, a globally recognized brand that needs no introduction, known for inspirational (and viral) videos on the topics of technology, entertainment, and design, introduced the TEDx program in the spirit of ideas worth spreading.

TEDx highlights your local inspirational thinkers. They are self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Libraries have always spread ideas and a TEDx Library Event is the next step in that evolution. Learn how to plan a TEDx event at your library, and discover the many benefits.

MAILCHIMP UN OUTIL TRÉS PRATIQUE
Marie-Marthe Gagnon
Tuesday, March 21  | 12 – 1 PM
Mailchimp s’inscrit dans la série des outils du processus de veille et plus précisément pour la diffusion. Gratuit mais pas parfait, il présente le grand avantage de maximiser les efforts via l’automatisation. Que ce soit pour envoyer la table des matières d’un périodique ou le résultat d’une alerte sauvegardée dans une base de données ou plusieurs, Mailchimp vaut la peine d’être exploré.
MAILCHIMP – HOW IT WORKS
Marie-Marthe Gagnon
Tuesday, March 21  | 2 – 3 PM
Mailchimp is a tool that can be used to push information to users. Its strength is the automation, the user registration form and the relative ease with which a specific product can be configured. Whether you send periodical’s table of contents or results from one or many alerts saved in a database, it is worth your while to learn how to use this cool tool.
TEEN INSTAGRAM ENGAGEMENT: USING THE PLATFORM AS A TOOL AND TEEN LIBRARY SERVICE
Brooke Windsor
Wednesday, April 19 | 2 – 3 PM
Instagram has become a very common social media platform for public libraries. The image-based site allows libraries to show off materials and program successes. It can also be used as both an engagement tool and founding service within the library’s teen department. The platform is one of the most popular among today’s teens and helps librarians to connect with youth in a realm where the teenagers are already comfortable. In rethinking the Cambridge Idea Exchange Teen Summer Reading, Instagram became the primary focus instead of the number of hours or books read. With a strategic online outreach plan and weekly photo challenges, the teen summer Instagram program (dubbed #IEXchallenge) was an immense success. It managed to garner 182 Cambridge teen followers and received over 350 photo submissions in just 10 weeks. This session details how to take your teen Instagram presence to the next level as an engagement tool instead of leaving it as a simple library promotional platform.
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