The Chicago Public Library opened last July 8th the CPL Innovation Lab at the HaroldWashingtonLibraryCenter. Innovation labs offer organizations a place to test new ideas for services, programs and products and it can be very useful for the library community to experiment with new ideas and approaches in order to be more customer focused and able to adapt to the community’s changing needs.
As a first experience, they have launched the Maker Lab, the first free maker space in Chicago opened to the public. Created in partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, the Library’s Maker Lab offers the public an introduction to technology and equipment which are enabling new forms of personal manufacturing and business opportunities.
You can visit www.chipublib.org. for more information.