Milner Library is investigating the development of a technology space in the library. Because Milner is committed to building a space that meets the needs of the Illinois State University community, staff and faculty members have been talking with on- and off-campus partners about makerspaces and other new technological spaces in the library. They have also taken site visits on and off campus, including trips to Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, and more.
The library is now seeking input from faculty, staff, and students in a series of open forums where food and drink will be served. They will be held in the southwest corner of the library’s main floor on the following dates and times:
Monday, April 17–7 p.m.
Thursday, April 20–7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18–7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19–7 p.m.
Faculty and Staff
Friday, April 21–noon
Monday, April 24–noon
Though there is a desire not to limit possible feedback, the following has been discussed:
- Inventor kits
- Loanable technology (cameras, microphones, and more)
- 3D printers and scanners
- One Button Studio
- Audio/video recording and editing
- Virtual reality
Those with question about the project, or who need special accommodations to fully participate in the event, can contact Chad Kahl at email@example.com. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodations.