University of Texas at Arlington (University of Texas at Arlington Libraries)
Log Number: LG-17-19-0126-19
University of Texas Arlington Libraries, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, will build on an IMLS planning grant on maker competencies and the undergraduate curriculum to provide resources that will prepare librarians to collaborate with faculty for curriculum design and makerspace integration. The partners will test the list of skills developed during the planning grant, establish an assessment tool to measure the impact of academic library makerspaces on student learning outcomes, and add a professional development component for librarians and staff. The program will empower academic librarians to become curriculum design and assessment leaders within the academic library community and help them engage with faculty in the design of assignments that foster student growth through experiential learning and hands-on problem solving.