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Any organization that has been involved in establishing a Makerspace Professional Staff Development by Dr. Diana Wehrell-GrabowskiMakerspace is well aware of the difficulties involved in getting the Makerspace off the ground. What organizations may not think about initially is the long-term sustainability of the established Makerspace. What are the long term goals of the Makerspace, growth issues, addressing the needs of the library patrons, transformation of the Makerspace to be aligned to current makered and STEM trends, etc. Great article by Barbara Ray that addresses sustainability of Makerspaces and other issues in “Moving Past Start-Up: Supporting Library Makerspaces Over Time, June 13th in Educator Innovator. Barbara brings up some great points in the article “Moving Past Start-Up: Supporting Library Makerspaces Over Time” as well as gathering ideas from a handful of libraries who have tackled some of the issues stated here with success. If your library or organization is looking to establish a Makerspace and are seeking professional staff development, contact Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski via the Contact Page.

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