Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects

We would like to invite you to submit a chapter proposal for our upcoming
publication, Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects. This
edited collection has been accepted for publication by Rowman & Littlefield.

This book highlights how to integrate your makerspace within university and
public libraries and the wider community. Discover how you can connect your
makerspace with service learning to support different groups, take your
makerspace tools to various points of need through community partnerships, and
build relationships with faculty, students, and patrons through makerspace
projects. Intended for academic and public librarians, faculty, and staff who
would like to implement more making into their classes and build productive
collaborations, this book includes sections that cover theory, best practices,
and project ideas that provide a clear guide on how to develop and implement
your makerspace within the curriculum and make connections with outside

The book will be broken down into 4 main parts:
Part I: Service Learning
Using makerspace programs to help the community
Part II: Academic Connections
How the makerspace can be used in an academic library. How professors can use
the makerspace with class projects.
Part III: Public Library Makers
Public library programs focused on adult makers
Part IV: Community Outreach
Programs outside of the makerspace using makerspace materials.

Each part will consist of two sections:
The first section will include chapters that cover theory and best practices
and should be about 3,500 words (10 double-spaced pages in 12-point type).
The second section will share 3-5 projects with detailed instructions and
images.  Each project will consist of about 1,800 words (6 double-spaced pages
in 12-point type) and include at least one photograph of the project. Projects
may also feature figures and tables that help explain or support readers in
You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts for chapters and/or projects.

Proposal Submissions:
Please send an abstract to with the
following information.
Name, current title, and institution
Proposed chapter or project title. Please also include which part you feel
your chapter would best fit.
300-500 word abstract of your proposed chapter

All proposals should be submitted by May 17, 2019.

We welcome proposals from librarians, library professionals, scholars,
educators, and community members who work with makerspaces and/or develop
programming for makerspace projects.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance by May 24, 2019.

If you have any questions about the book or proposals, please contact Jessie
Long and Jennifer Hicks at
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