Listen Online: St. Louis Public Library Puts Finishing Touches on Plans For New Makerspace; SLPL’s Meyer and Struttmann Interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio
In some ways, the concept behind St. Louis Public Library’s Creative Experience makerspace, located at its downtown branch, sounds pretty simple: It’s a space dedicated to creating things. But as makers of all sorts of stuff know, it can be difficult to bring even the best ideas to fruition without the right tools.
Now, SLPL is adding a second such makerspace to the library district, reinventing existing space at its Barr branch located at Jefferson and Lafayette avenues.
On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske talked with Mary Meyer, manager of digital library services at St. Louis Public Library, and with Justin Struttmann, SLPL’s chief operating officer, about the thinking behind this new space and what patrons can soon expect to see.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.