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Creating a makerspace in the Library

Note:  this is a slightly modified / updated version of a post I wrote for Curtin Makers in November 2015.  I wanted to re-post it on this blog at the time, … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 4 Comments


This year I am enjoying a part-time secondment from my job at the library to play at being an academic for a while.  I’m trying to make sense of my … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Digital scholarship in Research Week

With my University’s research week coming up in a few months, I’ve been thinking that it would be interesting if the Library Makerspace facilitated a panel discussion on “digital scholarship”. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reflections on our ‘pop-up’ makerspace

Our library recently ran a week-long ‘pop-up’ makerspace which has kick-started a project to establish a more permanent makerspace in the library. Initially, we intended to make a small contribution … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vision for a library makerspace

Last year I went to an information session held on our campus that was run by staff from the First Lego League, a competition-based program where teams of students build … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Playing with games in the library

There’s no doubt that games can be very powerful learning tools, and at my institution, as at most higher education institutions, there is momentum to introduce games-based learning into the … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Transmedia storytelling in the academic library

Transmedia storytelling is a bit of a buzzphrase at the moment in education. It is a powerful way to engage learners, particularly students of the millennial generation who are used … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment