MakMo: The LA County Library’s MakerMobiles
Friday, March 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 201 ABC
Want to offer STEM programming but don’t have room for a makerspace? Thinking about how your library can go mobile? Learn about LA County Library’s new MakMo makermobiles, which offer STEM and maker programing to 87 libraries and a service area spanning 3,000 square miles. Session highlights include: detailed descriptions of the vehicle and equipment, lessons learned rolling out this new mobile, service, and sample maker programs to take back to your own library.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Know how one library used a new mobile model to introduce STEM and maker programs to underserved communities, and will have new strategies and ways of thinking about how to implement their own mobile services 2: Understand the equipment and tools required to develop a mobile makerspace at their library 3: Learn three new STEM/maker programs developed by the MakMo team that they can use in their own libraries
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: High interaction (examples: facilitated discussion; small group collaborative work; hands-on activity or application)
Tags: Spaces and Places, Equity of Access, Outreach Services, Partnerships and Collaboration, Public Services, Technology
Leticia Polizzi, Adult Services Manager
Palos Verdes Library District , Palos Verdes , CA
Leticia Polizzi is the Adult Services Manager for the Palos Verdes Library District. She worked for the LA County Library system for over 10 years as a Library Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator. She is dedicated to offering great customer services to all library patrons.
Jesse Walker-Lanz, Adult & Digital Services Administrator
County of Los Angeles Public Library , Los Angeles , CA
Jesse Walker-Lanz is the Adult & Digital Services Administrator for the LA County Library. From his first job as a teenager shelving books in his hometown library, he has worked in a number of public libraries, assumed increasing levels of responsibility, and developed a passion for public service that informs his current work to increase access and reduce barriers for all library customers.