Lafayette Public Library is opening a mini-makerspace! We envision a collaborative, community-driven space where users can learn to use new tech tools in creative ways. We need volunteer mentors to assist, support, and encourage community members (teens and adults) as they learn to use new equipment and develop projects.
Learn more about plans for the mini-makerspace
Mentors assist, support, and encourage community members (teens and adults) as they learn to use new equipment and develop projects.
- Seeking mentors of all ages with enthusiasm for learning and teaching tech.
- Read the details below, then apply online
- Provide basic orientation to equipment/supplies and guide community members in their use.
- Offer encouragement and support
- Offer specific guidance or workshops in areas of personal expertise
- Collaborate with library staff and other volunteers to develop projects
- Bring any serious concerns/issues to the attention of library staff
- Engage in your own learning and exploration by trying new things
- Keep the Makerspace tidy and organized
- Attend monthly meetings at the library to share feedback with library staff and volunteers
- Skills with technology (3D printing!), engineering, music, science, photography/photo editing, OR curiosity and a commitment to developing such skills.
- Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and make things
- Experience and/or strong interest in working with others
- Patience and kindness
We are also looking for community members interested in sharing their expertise—do you want to teach a class in coding, 3D printing, or something else? Have other questions? Fill out the Makerspace mentors application form and we will be in touch!