Dec 4th, 2017
Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang about her research and work with makerspaces in libraries. Dr. Moorefield-Lang's research is focused in technology in education and libraries, specifically honing in on the narratives and uses of technology based tools in those settings. She is the currently the American Association of School Librarian’s Director for Region Four and member of the AASL Board of Directors. Heather continues her work integrating technology in libraries and classrooms under her brand Tech 15. Her current research involves exploring makerspaces in library settings around the world along with the policies, technologies, successes, and challenges that accompany those learning spaces.
Dr. Moorefield-Lang is a hands-on educator who strives to deliver real world experiences to her students whether they are face-to-face or online. Working with a wide range of teaching and instructional styles as well as with a tool box of technologies Moorefield-Lang hopes that her classes are informative and useful in practical settings. She teaches Information Technologies in the School Library Media Program at the University of South Carolina.
- Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/faculty-staff/moorefield-lang_heather.php
- Makers in the library: case studies of 3D printers and maker spaces in library settings http://publish.uwo.ca/~ajohn352/website/content/articles/article1.pdf
- MakeAbility: Creating Accessible Makerspace Events in a Public Library http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01616846.2014.970425
- The Maker Movement in Education https://search.proquest.com/openview/981b3275b6d05a31c5fd8d5c6a16cd50/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=41677
- Maker Ed http://makered.org/makerspaces/