Public Services Committee Open House at CPL/IIT

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Public Services Committee Open House at Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center/Illinois Institute of Technology, Galvin Library Makerspaces

The CARLI Public Services Committee is pleased to sponsor Open Houses at the Chicago Public Library-Harold Washington Library Center and at the Illinois Institute of Technology-Galvin Library.  The theme for the Open Houses will be makerspaces and include presentation and tours of their local sites.

The Open House will include tours of:

CARLI will provide box lunches (sandwich, side, cookie) and a drink for lunch.

The intended audience is staff and librarians from member libraries.


09:00 - 09:30 Registration and Coffee (Chicago Public Library-Harold Washington Library Center, Maker Lab)

09:30 - 11:30

Presentation; Origin/thought behind creation of CPL, Engaging with the maker Community, Maker ecosystem- Public/Academic Libraries, Demonstration of equipment.

Speakers Mark Andersen, Sasha Neri, John Christiansen

11:30 - 12:00

Library Tour

12:00 - 12:45 Travel to Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
12:45 - 01:30 Lunch at IIT Galvin Library, Cherry Room 1st Floor
01:30 - 03:30 Presentation and The Exploration Space Tour: Starting a Maker's Lab on a Shoestring Budget, Devin Savage

Location & Directions:

Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center (CPL-HLC)
400 S. State St., Maker Lab, Third floor (
Van Buren and State)
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Directions to site

Illinois Institute of Technology Galvin Library - Cherry Room 1st Floor
35 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Directions to site & Campus Map

Parking: There is no free parking at either Open House location.
Parking near CPL-HWLC

IIT Visitor Parking Information and IIT Campus Parking Map

Please use either MapQuest or Google Maps to help navigate to parking.

Public Transportation Information: CPL-HWLC is on several Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) 'L' lines, use to help plan how to get there from your starting point. For Metra and other options see

CPL to IIT: Go to CTA 'L' train station on State street to take the Red Line southbound from Harold Washington Library to 35th Street stop (end of line 95th/Dan Ryan) (16 min. ride). It is approximately a 4 minute walk to Galvin Library. The estimated cost $6 round trip. See for more information.

Registration: To Register, please click the "Register" Tab above. Due to space limitations, only one person per CARLI member institution will be allowed to register – on a first come, first register basis.  All registrants will be placed on a waitlist as the registration system does not filter by institution.  You will be notified via email if you are registered or if you remain on the waitlist due to space considerations.

If space remains after April 3rd, registration will be open to all interested CARLI members.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at noon.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the