‘Re-making the Library Makerspace’ virtual book launch

January 4, 2021

Litwin Books and Library Juice Press will host a virtual book launch of Re-making the Library Makerspace Critical Theories, Reflections, and Practices on Friday, Jan. 29, at 1:00pm EST. Click here to register for the event.

Gary Marchionini in front of Manning Hall
Maggie Melo in front of Manning Hall on Carolina's campus.

Maggie Melo, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Jennifer Nichols, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Arizona, co-authored the new collection, which captures how librarians and educators have disrupted and re-made their makerspaces in response to the constraints of the predominant “maker culture.” 

The four sections of the book include the following:

  • Who Belongs in the Makerspace? Power and Critical Theories
  • Movement, Empathy, and Inclusion in Youth Makerspaces
  • Counternarratives
  • Re-imagined Makerspaces: Policies, Procedures, and Culture 

Melo and Nichols will discuss the content and structure of the book, as well as the impacts of COVID-19 on current makerspace practice.

The publisher will raffle two copies of the book during the event. For more information, visit litwinbooks.com