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Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

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Wednesday, March 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leveling the Maker Playing Field: A National Plan

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A new model for integrating making into schools promises to expand opportunities for hands-on learning on a national scale. Join Tim Carrigan of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and partner organizations, who will share insights about the framework to inform maker activities for learning—large and small. Attendees will gain perspective on making as an equity issue, how to build community through crowdfunding and how to forge partnerships with local institutions, including public and school libraries. Also on hand will be the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, which is helping bring a maker program to 10 diverse schools and helping train master maker teachers. -

See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_PP48818

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Tim Carrigan

Sr Program Officer, Institute of Museum & Library Services
Tim Carrigan has more than decade of program management experience in the informal learning and cultural heritage sector. He has been with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) since 2007, currently serving as a senior program officer. IMLS is a federal grantmaking agency... Read More →
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Teresa DeFlitch

Learning Strategist, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
I’m happiest participating in cross-sector teams to design and implement positive change in education, particularly in creating learning ecosystems that connect formal and informal learning. I specialize in taking a holistic, systems approach to change and excel in strategic thinking... Read More →
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Kristin Fontichiaro

Clinical Asst Professor of Information, University of Michigan, School of Information
Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She teaches courses in contextual inquiry and user needs assessment; makerspace culture and tools; information literacy; and library and information science.
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Kathy Ishizuka

Executive Editor, School Library Journal
Kathy Ishizuka is Executive Editor of School Library Journal, an award-winning publication serving information specialists who work with children and teens. She was previously Executive Editor, Technology and Digital Projects, expanding SLJ’s presence across multiple platforms and... Read More →

Wednesday March 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon E 500 E 4th Street