Alison J. Harris



THPL’s Makerspace Featured in American Libraries

The Hive, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library’s new makerspace housed in downtown Tampa, was featured in American Libraries this month! The article is a Q & A discussion with representatives from three library makerspaces across the country. It was really interesting to learn about other libraries’ experiences compared to those of THPL’s. It’s also great to show others in the library profession….

March 3, 2015 , , Comment

Collaborative Spaces in Public Libraries

I was lucky to attend an excellent presentation at this year’s FLA Conference about Orange County’s new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity. The 26,000 square ft area will have a studio for sound, film, and photography along with a 3-D printer. These makerspaces make me absolutely excited for Librarianship, but it will take time for the technology….

September 8, 2013 , , Comment

FLA Conference 2013

I feel very fortunate to be one of the recipients of this year’s FLA Graduate Minority Scholarship! This was also my first FLA conference, so it was a really great experience. I was only able to attend the conference for the first day, but I was still able to join a few of the programs happening throughout the day. The….

May 3, 2013 , , , Comment