HSU Library is seeking two Makers in Residence (MiR) to support achieving the Library Diversity & Social Justice Working Group’s goal of making our collections, services, and events equitable, inclusive, and reflective of our diverse campus community. We are seeking students from all majors and disciplines who are passionate about making, diversity, equity, and inclusion for this stipend-based internship. Interns will also be awarded a generous materials and equipment budget to support their projects.
Primarily, makers in residence will focus on creating projects and SkillShops in order to establish an equitable and inclusive makerspace in the library. The goal of the MiR internship is to create opportunities for members of our campus community to share their thoughts about how we can establish a makerspace that fosters a sense of belonging and welcoming. Each MiR will create an interactive exhibit that will, in part, help us to gather data about student experiences in the library to inform us on how to best establish the space. We also seek to use these projects to achieve a goal of making the Library a decolonized space in which students of color feel welcome and have a sense of ownership and agency.
Each MiR will serve as an example of the kind of work that can be done using the makerspace, and will engage in outreach activities to solicit feedback from students and provide opportunities for students to experiment with the type of making utilized by the MiR. MiRs will be ambassadors and will have support from the Library, Library Makerspace, Library Diversity & Social Justice Working Group. Project exhibits will include opportunities for attendees to provide feedback about their interests and perceptions about making, including discussions about race and making/libraries.
The student makers-in-residence (MiR) will fulﬁll internships that include:
Email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is open until filled. Deadline Extension: first review of applications is 11:59pm Sept. 22nd.
For more information about the Makers in Residence internship, please see the documents linked below and direct any questions you may have to Tim Miller and/or Kimberly Stelter (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).
With your application materials please include a response to the prompt below to help us understand your vision. This is only a rough idea of what you are proposing and does not need to be fully elaborated. Your response can include audio and visual materials if desired, but are not required. Your maker project proposal is not restricted to any particular medium, physical or digital, but think about what is achievable in one semester. Here are a few examples of different creative projects related to making and racial equity for inspiration, but don’t feel like your creation should be restricted to these topics or formats:
What kind of maker project do you envision and how does it relate to developing a sense of belonging and welcome on campus and in the library makerspace? How will it be interactive?