Sharona Ginsberg



Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum
(Louisville, KY / November 2013)

"MakerBridge: A Community for Makers and Educators"

This poster session was presented in collaboration with Ayla Stein and Emily Mitchell. We talked about how makerspaces fit into libraries, how the MakerBridge website was created, and how our project has evolved.

Open Education Week, University of Michigan Libraries
(Ann Arbor, MI / March 2013)

"MakerBridge: A New Community Portal"

"This lightning talk will introduce MakerBridge, a new online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture."

View the presentation online.

Quasi-Con Conference
(Ann Arbor, MI / February 2013)

"Participatory Learning: Library-based Makerspaces"

"Incorporating makerspaces and maker culture into libraries provides patrons with new opportunities to collaborate, build important skills, and explore in innovative ways. Makerspaces also help introduce new technologies to patrons. In general, adding this type of space and these services to a library presents many new possibilities regarding what the library can offer its patrons. Panelists Caroline Mossing, Sharona Ginsberg, Terence O'Neill, and Victoria Lungu will speak about their experiences working with makerspaces in a variety of library environments (K-12, public, academic), and will discuss the relevance of makerspaces for libraries."

View a recording of the panel online.

Michigan Library Association Conference
(Detroit, MI / November 2012)

"Connecting Patrons to Digital Credentials: The New Face of Informal Learning"

"Within the past year, digital badges have become a popular new tool for libraries and other informal learning centers. A group of graduate students at the University of Michigan have taken a particular interest in this growing field and teamed up to collaborate with professors and professionals to badge a school library conference in Ohio. Shauna Masura, Sharona Ginsberg, and Victoria Lungu will share with you what badging can look like in different arenas, what it took to create their badge system, and what they learned from the process."


MakerBridge Site and Blog Show Diversity in Maker Movement | School Library Journal – 06/17/2015

The future of librarianship with Sharona Ginsberg, Library Journal Mover & Shaker | Midwest Collaborative for Library Services - 03/31/2015

Movers & Shakers 2015 Profile | Library Journal – 03/20/2015

Makers Gonna Make: The Rise of Makerspaces in Libraries | Consumer Electronics Association – 10/23/2014

Maker Culture in the Library | Publishers Weekly – 06/13/2014


Davenport, K., Ginsberg, S., Lungu, V., Masura S. "Student conference experiments with Open Badges." (2013).

Read the article.

Fontichiaro, K., Ginsberg, S., Lungu V., Masura, S., Roslund, S. "A Conference, A Session, A Badge, Oh My!" School Library Monthly 29.7 (2013).

Ginsberg, S. "MakerBridge: A New Community Portal." YALSA Blog (guest post) (2013).

Read the blog post.

Ginsberg, S. "3D Printing and Creative Literacy: Why Maker Culture Benefits Libraries." In K. Fontichiaro (Ed.), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Information Literacy But Were Afraid to Google. Ann Arbor: Smashwords (2012).

Read online or download the ebook at Smashwords.

I blog regularly on the website of my makerspace community, MakerBridge.