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Donald W. Reynolds Maker Space - IST 613 - Greg Melvin

  Emerging Intermediate Advanced Source
Maker Space Evaluation Rubric
Materials/Tools (Quality & Quantity) Materials and tools are either not relevant to the user's needs, and/or there is a continuous lack of available materials and tools to create the desired products. Materials and tools are typically relevant and available to the user's needs. Materials and tools are either not relevant to user needs, or there is a continuous lack of available materials and tools for desired products. User feedback; Observation; Materials/Tools Inventory
Materials/Tools (Understanding) Users have inadequate experience and knowledge for efficient use of the available tools and materials. Users have some experience and knowledge for efficient use of the available tools and materials. Users ask several questions about material/tool usage. Users demonstrate experience and knowledge for efficient use of the available tools and materials. Few questions are asked about their usage. User feedback; Observation
Outreach The library has few materials in the community. Outreach materials in the community do not focus and are not placed on target groups. A steady and regularly updated flow of materials exist in the community. Outreach materials reach several target groups, but its easily seen that more can be done in terms of outreach to untouched target groups, and groups that are currently being reached for input and Maker Space usage. The library takes a proactive approach and regularly analyzes their community outreach. All outreach projects effectively reaches out to identified target groups, and it has a noticeable impact on the library's Maker Space. Maker Space Usage Data, Identified Target Groups
User Satisfaction Users rarely feel their time is beneficial with the Maker Space, and a lack of products (in terms of quality and quantity) exist on a consistent basis User's attendance rate in the Maker Space is steady and increasing to a small degree. Several products are produced on a regular basis and displayed for others users to gain insight and ideas Users rarely feel their time is beneficial with the Maker Space, and a lack of products (in terms of quality and quantity) exist on a consistent basis Maker Space Products; User Feedback & Surveys; Observation
Instruction Instructors feel inadequate with instructing and guiding Maker Space users. Reasons include user dissatisfaction, lack of adequate training materials, and/or low intrest levels of Maker Space users. Instructors note some positive details about their experience with Maker Space users, and feel that there is a general supply of training materials and community interest with the Maker Space in general. Instructors have effective and positive experiences with the Maker Space, and user's experience of materials is noticeably strong. Instructor & Maker Space User feedback via Surveys & Observation