Finals Week at the J. Ardis Bell Library
By Mark Dolive and Beth Mullins
In order to help our students through the stressful times that come with Final Exams we offered a series of “maker space” activities May 5 – 8, 2014.
These Maker Space activities were planned and prepared by Carolyn Brewer and Beth Mullins:
Color Sheets and Crayons (for those who want to doodle and take their mind away from those last minutes anxieties for a couple of minutes)
Haiku Wall – Writing on Post It Notes to well, post!
Mini – Art on post-its. Bring out your inner creativeness (will be placed on white board).
Magic Tricks – Impress your friends…instructions out for one magic trick to practice.
Origami – Make your own paper art…one simple instruction sheet with colored paper.
Dumb Jokes Bag – Pull a joke out of the bag and have a laugh on us.
These “Maker Space” activities were the first we’ve offered at the J. Ardis Bell Library. You may ask, “well, what is a maker space?” Maker spaces are one of the hottest trends in libraries around the world right now—it’s happening in school libraries, public libraries, and academic libraries. In a recent article on library space design, it was noted that libraries should be flexibly designed as “cultural hubs” for their communities (Miller). “The library is a place for creation, not just consumption,” said Block, also tapping into the burgeoning Maker movement.” (Miller) (more…)
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