Playing with LEGO®, Learning about the Library, and “Making” Campus Connections: The Rutgers University Art Library Lego Playing Station, Part One

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Abstract

As libraries continue to grow and change in the 21st century, we are seeing an increased emphasis on outreach, engagement, creativity, and innovation for academic libraries. These ideas are crucial to the future of academic libraries and makerspaces are one way for academic libraries to realize these ideas. Makerspaces can be affordable, don't need to take up a lot of space, and have potential to be catalysts for creating partnerships within one's community. Engaging making events can stimulate broader conversations among library patrons and library employees as well as a way for library liaisons to connect with their faculty, students, and staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-380
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Sciences

Keywords

  • LEGO®
  • academic libraries
  • collaboration
  • community
  • engagement
  • makerspaces
  • outreach

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