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Libraries are one of the fastest-evolving learning spaces. As many resources move online, and teachers require students to collaborate more and demonstrate their learning, librarians are trying to keep up. Some are even spearheading the changes. Public libraries have led the effort to provide access to 21st century technologies and learning resources, but now university and K-12 libraries are beginning to catch up. Makerspaces are one way a few groundbreaking libraries are trying to provide equal access to exciting technologies and skills.

ESTABLISHED MAKERSPACE

North Carolina State University’s librarians have the reputation for being innovators and leaders of change. So when the university built its new James B. Hunt Jr. Library in 2013, it had a very small “makerspace” in what was originally designed to be a storage closet.

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