Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2019 for more information.
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Tuesday, April 9 • 10:15am - 11:00am
6.1 Beyond Tools and Space: Building a Community of Practice for Making

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Makerspaces are defined less by the tools they contain, and more by the communities of practice that develop within them. But how do you build the expertise needed for your community to thrive? The Maker Neighbor and volunteer programs at the Georgetown University Library Maker Hub have resulted in a diverse, talented pool of collaborators who attract new users from all areas of the campus and the community into the library. This dynamic environment is creating opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration, leading to entrepreneurial ventures and surprising innovations. From traditional research practices to research through design and creative production, the Georgetown University Library staff is supporting the processes of generating and communicating new knowledge.


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Beth Marhanka

Director, Gelardin New Media Center & Maker Hub, Georgetown University
My passion is pushing the boundaries of library services by making emerging technologies and state-of-the-art tools more accessible to anyone with a desire to innovate, create new knowledge and improve teaching and learning in higher education. Talk to me about library spaces, virtual... Read More →
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Don Undeen

Manager of Maker Hub, Georgetown University
I like making spaces for creativity and innovation. Talk to me about fabrication, coding, and creative technology!
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Harriette Hemmasi

Dean of the Library, Georgetown University
teaching, learning, research, technology

Tuesday April 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am MDT
Ballroom-Salon II