Communities around Kansas and across the nation are
discovering the benefits of having a maker space where
community members of all ages and from all walks of
life can learn to do things, they never thought possible.
This includes everything from individual projects to
youth programs to the startup and growth of new

In his presentation, Jim Correll will demonstrate some
of the community benefits of Fab Lab ICC at
Independence Community College over nearly nine
years since it opened on October 1, 2014. He will suggest
ways that, even though most libraries don’t have room
for a full maker space, with a couple of pieces of basic
equipment, they can be the catalyst for a maker space
movement in their communities.