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Take & Make Kits


Students who pick up a Take & Make kit are invited to complete a short anonymous survey about their experience. Participation is voluntary and students can choose to withdrawal at any time. Completion will take 5 minutes or less. Results from the survey will be used in the following study:

Student Motivations for Participating in Library Makerspace Programs

Library makerspaces are creative outlets that provide access to tools and supplies in order to facilitate tinkering, exploring, and making. Introductory workshops are often a staple of academic library makerspaces, but COVID-19 closures have forced many makerspaces to pursue virtual programming or take-home activities. These circumstances provide a unique opportunity to investigate why students engage in library makerspace programs, independent of the physical space in the library.

In this study, students will complete a survey about their experience with a “Take & Make” kit from the library. These kits provide all of the supplies needed to complete one of three creative projects at home. Shortly after picking up their kit, students will be invited to answer a survey about their interest in the Take & Make kit. The results will provide insight into why students engage in library makerspace programs and may influence how libraries approach this type of programming in the future. This study will address the following questions: What motivates students to participate in library makerspace programs? What do students value most about library makerspace programs?