Makerspace Next Steps: New Ideas and Strategies for Community Engagement

Event Information


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:30am to 3:00pm


Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation

Event Category: 

Customer Service
Professional/Personal Development

CEU Hours: 



Monroe Township Public Library (Middlesex County)


$25 per participant


Payment (purchase order or check) payable to LibraryLinkNJ should be sent to:

44 Stelton Rd, Suite 330
Piscataway, NJ 08854

If you have any questions about payment, please contact us at 732-752-7720.

LibraryLinkNJ subsidizes the cost of each class to make high-quality, low-cost training available to staff of member libraries. Please pay registration fees promptly.

If you require an invoice before you can submit payment, please email your request to Nanette Cox.

Event Files

Library Makerspace Workshop Recap [ PDF ]
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Target Audience

Staff from all library types who are actively involved in directing the initiatives of their library’s makerspace. Libraries are welcome to send up to two participants.


Makerspace Next Steps: New Ideas and Strategies for Community Engagement

Workshop Description:

A full-day workshop designed for staff from libraries of all types who have already developed makerspace strategies and programming. Join colleagues facilitating makerspaces in libraries of all types from around the state for a day of collaboration, reflection, and idea development to bring your space and community connections to the next level. We’ll meet at the Monroe Township Public Library to network, develop strategies for community partnerships, reflect, and build a community of practice.

Learning Objectives:

By participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Implement new strategies, tools, and initiatives learned from other libraries and gain ideas for potential partnerships and connections to your service community.
  • Articulate the value of library makerspaces to both your community and management team.
  • Reflect with clarity on challenges, successes, and outcomes of your library’s makerspace experiences to date.
  • Build a statewide community of practice among fellow library makerspace managers.

Presented By: P’unk Ave. You may remember that their founder Geoff DiMasi was the featured speaker at our membership meeting in the spring of 2014. The title of his presentation was “Libraries Today and Tomorrow: Incubators for Community, Business and Culture.” A team from P’unk Ave will be conducting this workshop.  

Read more about P'unk Ave!

P'unk Ave

9:30 - 10:00 am - Registration and Coffee

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Workshop

Lunch is included


Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel up to ten 10 business days before a scheduled class/event without penalty and receive a credit for another class or a full refund. If you cancel less than ten days before, you are responsible for payment. The only exception is if LibraryLinkNJ cancels the class/event.

LibraryLinkNJ reserves the right to cancel any class/event that is less than 60% full within 7 business days of the class. If LibraryLinkNJ cancels a class, you will receive a credit toward another class or a full refund. In the event of a class cancellation, we will make every attempt to notify you directly at least 48 hours in advance.

Class/event cancellations due to snow or severe weather conditions will be listed on our main page.

You may also call LibraryLinkNJ at 732-752-7720 or 866-505-5465 (LINK) after 7AM on the day of the class. A staff member or pre-recorded message will inform you if any classes/events have been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Registration Information



Cost: $25 per participant

Register online by using the links below.  You can only register yourself.

You need a User Account to register.  If you do not have a User Account, create one using this online registration form. It can take up to 24 hours to have an account approved.

Space is strictly limited to 50 participants. We’ll be happy to put you on a waitlist, but register early to secure your spot!

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