2012 University of Illinois Board of Directors
Lecture or speech
<i>Abstract: </i>This talk talks about Champaign-Urbana's Fab Lab, and the current strategies for miniature Fab Lab deployments, as well as some of the scholarly implications relevant to LIS. <br/><br/> <i>Title: </i><b>Building Capacity for Innovation through a Local Community Fab Lab Network</b><br/> <i>Speakers: </i><b>Jeff Ginger</b><br/> <i>PhD Candidate, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois</i><br/> <br/> <i>Description: </i>Historically, rapid fabrication and prototyping production facilities have been open only to highly privileged individuals such as designers, engineers and researchers in university and corporate settings. The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab has broken this mold to become a truly open maker space by partnering with three anchor institutions in our local community: the Urbana Free Library, Stratton Elementary School and Tap In Leadership Academy. This talk will review the Fab Lab's current strategies for miniature Fab Lab deployments in these locations as well as some of the scholarly implications relevant to LIS, including applied digital literacy, composite informal learning, and the democratization of production as an emergent social role of the public library. Not only is this Fab Lab engagement initiative an example of community informatics but it is also a superb illustration of the sorts of interdisciplinary roles information professionals will need to fill in the future. <br/> <i>Sponsor: </i>Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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