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Thursday, February 19 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Makerspaces in Academic Libraries

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Makerspaces in Academic Libraries

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As our nation continues to accelerate towards new innovation based economic models, our existing institutions will adapt to support this transition. Learn about the Hackerspace and Makerspace movements that are revolutionizing civic engagement to create grassroots communities through experiential learning and peer to peer mentorship. In this presentation, you will find out how to re-purpose underutilized space in your library to attract new patrons and supporters. With the right kind of people supporting hacker/maker spaces you can branch out into event planning for the rest of the community and still support the mission and purpose of libraries in the school system and local connectors.

Eric Parker founded theClubhou.se and Grace Belangia is Executive Director of HACKAugusta, a 501(c) (3), located in Augusta, Georgia.


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Grace Belangia

Executive Director, HACK Augusta
Grace A. Belangia has more than 15 years of professional project management experience. As a consultant to educational institutions, non-profits, start-ups, real estate firms, and tourism agencies, Grace has managed marketing, community strategy engagement, research and development, and fundraising. She has taught communications , public relations and journalism at Georgia Regents University. She has sat on the BOD for numerous Augusta... Read More →
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Grace Belangia

Executive Director, HACKAugusta
Grace Belangia is a writer, traveler, amateur triathlete, and an impassioned Community Development Strategist focused on community building to support innovation economies. She consults with educational institutions, civic organizations, media companies, government agencies and community non-profits. Grace has been a communications and marketing professor in higher education, and published in more than 20 print and digital magazines around the... Read More →


Thursday February 19, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Sequoyah 3

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