Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Makerspaces and varying new technologies are exciting services now being offered in libraries, particularly academic libraries. The paper focuses on the reality of maker space in academic libraries in Nigeria. Creativity and innovation are the biggest parts of makerspace thus; implementing makerspaces programs into academic libraries also allows students to engage in critical thinking and active learning outside of the classroom. The paper examined the concept of makerspaces as a learning space as well as the value of maker space in academic libraries. The paper itemized steps to developing a successful makerspaces in academic libraries in Nigeria. Also, the paper identified the perceived challenges of creating makerspace in academic libraries in Nigeria, notable among them are technophobia, funding challenges, inadequate spaces, among others; the paper concluded the need to have makerspaces in academic libraries in Nigeria and the need for stakeholders in the educational sector to maximally support and embrace this innovation.