Are Illinois Librarians Ready To Be Makers?

Back in March we surveyed over 300 Illinois librarians (327 to be exact) from all across the state to find out if they were even interested in the maker movement and our circulating maker kits. Thankfully, and as we expected, the answer is yes! And an overwhelming yes at that. 

 map of Illinois libraries that completed the maker kit survey

While 96 percent of respondents believe that the maker movement is relevant to libraries, only 49 percent sometimes (or frequently) host maker events at their library. 

 Libraries that host maker events

Of all respondents, 96 percent indicated that they were likely to use our circulating maker kits. 

 Libraries that indicated they would use our circulating kits

All this supports our assumption that librarians want to bring the maker movement to their libraries, but that there are gaps that need to be addressed in order to make this a reality for many of them. By putting the tools of the maker movement in their hands with little financial commitment on their part, we can make a big impact on closing this gap.