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Title: Creating a Maker: Building sustainable future for the young generation @Raja Tun Uda Library, Shah Alam
Authors: Abdul Manaf, Nur Izzani
Md Shukri, Fahrurrazi
Arifin, Noraina
Sapuan, Norelmin
Keywords: Subject::Libraries
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2023
Publisher: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Series/Report no.: 88th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), 2023 Rotterdam;Poster Sessions
Abstract: In this era of globalization, everyone would be struggling in building a sustainable future especially for those who are living among lower income bracket. 'No one left behind' is the best quote that describes the role of library in serving people for a better future. Therefore, Raja Tun Uda Library come out with an idea by providing a so called 'makerspace' which act as a library extension supporting adaptive and dynamics ways of learning motor skills development for the young generation. Our hope is to create more creator instead of consumers. The main role of library is to provide facilities, equipment, and a conducive environment in order to encourage learning, the creation of innovation and practical exploration in the various technologies provided through Makerspace. It is an integrative hub where academia-industry community strive towards solving social problems by working on impactful programs. This space equipped with computers and 3D printing machine. The impacts of ‘makerspace’ will increase motor skills among teenagers especially towards people with lower global income as library provide the program for free. Besides, it also increases job opportunity which this is a place where people from diverse backgrounds gather to work collaboratively to make things in innovative ways. For example, this program gives opportunity for the entrepreneurs to gain income by making art merchandises. Our motor skill program is 3D printing class, arts, robotic, sewing and others. Other than that, it is one of the important ways to find the untapped market to come to the library and joining all the program that has been prepared. As a conclusion, a good program will build a sustainable future.
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