WIth maker culture on the rise, many librarians have begun venturing into the world of makerspaces, maker faires, and maker-related activities. Some have found this an easier task than others, and even those who are learning quickly tend to do so in isolation, without a way to reach out and talk with others who are doing similar work.
Sharing and collaboration are integral not only to maker culture, but to libraries, as well. It was in this spirit that I set out to create MakerBridge, an online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture. MakerBridge is intended as a network for librarians, teachers, club leaders, scout leaders, community leaders, and even individual tinkerers and geeks who want to share their experiences, learn from others, and ask for advice in their own work. Everyone is welcome, regardless of affiliation, geographic location, or level of knowledge. (more…)