May 25, 2022

The White House is Planning to Hold a Maker Faire Later This Year, First Ever at 1600 Penn

It sure would be cool if one or more of the projects selected for the the White House Maker Faire were designed/developed/built at a public library.

From The White House Blog:

…we are thrilled to announce plans to host the first-ever White House Maker Faire later this year. We will release more details on the event soon, but it will be an opportunity to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers…and commitments by leading organizations to help more students and entrepreneurs get involved in making things.

Meanwhile, you can get involved by sending pictures or videos of your creations or a description of how you are working to advance the maker movement to, or on Twitter using the hashtag #IMadeThis. Take Joey’s advice – don’t be bored, make something. Maybe you, like Joey, can take your making all the way to The White House.

The post also includes a link to this IMLS fact sheet from September 2012 about the makerspace movement in libraries and museums around the U.S.

We hope that libraries have an active role in the marketing surrounding the event as well as the event itself.

Read the Complete Blog Post

Here’s the Maker Faire Promo Video From The White House

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.