Your Name and Title:  Stephanie Piper, Community Engagement Coordinator     

Library, School, or Organization Name: University of Southern Queensland

Co-Presenter Name(s): -

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Australia

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Librarians/teachers interested in Makerspaces

Short Session Description (one line):  Smart Working for Active Makerspaces

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): 

Taking experience from community hackerspace management, this session will detail solutions for common challenges in a library makerspace, from mess, storage, donations and safety to building culture and a healthy community. 

Stephanie is currently the Community Engagement Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland and manages the Library Makerspace.  In volunteer time, she also acts as the President of the Brisbane Hackerspace, Australia’s largest community workshop open 24/7.  These two spaces are very different, but tackle similar challenges.  This seminar will draw parallels and offer advice for the budding library makerspace. 

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This look great Steph. I'll be interested in seeing your presentation and learning more about your work in both maker and hacker spaces



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