Planning and Implementation of a Makerspace: The APL Experience


Makerspaces are the big buzz around public libraries today, but without proper planning the project can easily fall flat. This session will detail Airdrie Public Library’s experiences in planning, implementing, and maintaining a makerspace, as well as share lessons learned throughout the process. This session will also talk about the importance of being agile towards change, as nothing goes as planned!
KELLY KIRKPATRICK-LAUZON is the Operations Manager at the Airdrie Public Library. Kelly has been with the Airdrie Public Library for 8 years managing different departments including information services, information technology, technical services, collections, and inter-library loans. Prior to Airdrie, Kelly worked at Northern Lights Library System as the Information Technology Consultant. Kelly is passionate about the role libraries play in creating successful communities of people who are dynamic problem solvers and freethinking, lifelong learners.


Kelly Kirkpatrick-Lauzon

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