The State of Library Makerspaces

  • Fangmin Wang Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Weina Wang
  • Sally Wilson
  • Namir Ahmed


In this paper we describe the maker concept, movement and culture and its impact on and relationship with libraries. We provide a comprehensive review of library makerspaces in North America supported by several case studies. We intend this review to be used as a reference resource or tool for libraries planning to implement a new makerspace.
How to Cite
WANG, Fangmin et al. The State of Library Makerspaces. International Journal of Librarianship, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 2-16, dec. 2016. ISSN 2474-3542. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 july 2018.
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