Public Libraries: First Maker Space in Central Iowa Opening Very Soon
Note: The Kirkendall Public Library is located the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny, Iowa. The formal opening is one week from today with resources becoming available to users on September 23, 2013.
From the Des Moines Register:
Area residents can hatch some great projects in the new Maker Space at Kirkendall Public Library — the first of its kind in central Iowa.
The space is officially called Hatch and will include a 3-D printer, video and audio editing equipment, an image scanner, a traditional sewing machine and a serger, plus tools for digitizing VHS, vinyl and audio cassettes. The equipment will be ready for the public to use Sept. 23.
“The name Hatch comes from ‘hatching an egg,’ because we’ll be hatching creativity,” Willeford said. “We’ve seen an increase in people using new technology, like e-readers, so we wanted to give them the opportunity to use new technology that they might not have at home, like a 3-D printer.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.