Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Chapters: Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects

We would like to invite you to submit a chapter proposal for our upcoming publication, Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects. This edited collection has been accepted for publication by Rowman & Littlefield.

This book highlights how to integrate your makerspace within university and public libraries and the wider community. Discover how you can connect your makerspace with service learning to support different groups, take your makerspace tools to various points of need through community partnerships, and build relationships with faculty, students, and patrons through makerspace projects. Intended for academic and public librarians, faculty, and staff who would like to implement more making into their classes and build productive collaborations, this book includes sections that cover theory, best practices, and project ideas that provide a clear guide on how to develop and implement your makerspace within the curriculum and make connections with outside partners.

The book will be broken down into 4 main parts:
  • Part I: Service Learning - Using makerspace programs to help the community
  • Part II: Academic Connections - How the makerspace can be used in an academic library. How professors can use the makerspace with class projects.
  • Part III: Public Library Makers - Public library programs focused on adult makers
  • Part IV: Community Outreach - Programs outside of the makerspace using makerspace materials.

Each part will consist of two sections:
The first section will include chapters that cover theory and best practices and should be about 3,500 words (10 double-spaced pages in 12-point type). The second section will share 3-5 projects with detailed instructions and images. Each project will consist of about 1,800 words (6 double-spaced pages in 12-point type) and include at least one photograph of the project. Projects may also feature figures and tables that help explain or support readers in implementation. You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts for chapters and/or projects.

Proposal Submissions:
Please send an abstract to with the following information:

  • Name, current title, and institution 
  • Proposed chapter or project title. 
  • Please also include which part you feel your chapter would best fit. 
  • 300-500 word abstract of your proposed chapter

All proposals should be submitted by May 3, 2019.

We welcome proposals from librarians, library professionals, scholars, educators, and community members who work with makerspaces and/or develop programming for makerspace projects.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance by May 24, 2019.

If you have any questions about the book or proposals, please contact Jessie
Long and Jennifer Hicks at