While many academic libraries have followed the public library lead in developing maker-spaces, not all libraries have the money or space to dedicate to such large-scale operations. This case study explores a different approach to engaging users with new technology and investigates how to support their creativity without a costly investment in space and staffing. It demonstrates not only how students can be provided a virtual space to explore technology equipment, but also how their opinions can be leveraged for growing the collection and creating training materials.
technology; maker space; collection building; student engagement; independent learning
Library and Information Science
Shuck, B. R.,
Wainscott, S. B.,
Del Bosque, D. C.
Creating a Virtuous Circle of Student Engagement with the Tech Corner.
Journal of Library Administration, 57(5),