Dallas Maker Community Launches Maker Library Discovery

A New Initiative Helps Library Makerspaces With Market Research

Dallas, TX (June 20, 2022) Dallas Maker Community, a marketing and leadership education group in Irving, TX today announced Maker Library Discovery, a new public service program. Maker Library Discovery is an ongoing market research campaign that attempts to uncover the wants and pains of the communities that use the Library Makerspaces in North Texas.

“I have toured every library makerspace in North Texas,” says Mark Havens, Executive Director at Dallas Maker Community. “Most are struggling with public engagement. This initiative will help us to understand exactly where the needs of the public should be met for each of the library makerspaces in the metroplex. And once we have a good understanding of where all the pain points are, we will help them get more foot traffic without them having to worry about staffing, grants, or fundraising, which seems to always be a big demoralizing concern for many of them.”

Features and benefits of Maker Library Discovery include.

  • Updated insight about the needs of the local maker community

  • Education of makerspace leaders about effective programs and offerings

  • Increase public engagement of makerspaces in North Texas

Maker Library Discovery began April 11, 2022 with a visit to The Forge at Denton Public Library. The initiative will continue indefinitely as a free public service to all library makerspace programs in North Texas. For more information on Maker Library Discovery, click here.

About Dallas Maker Community

Dallas Maker Community (DMC) was formed by Mark Havens in 2010 to help organize and bootstrap Dallas Makerspace, the first makerspace in Dallas. DMC continues its efforts by providing maker-focused marketing and makerspace leadership education to maker-centric organizations throughout North Texas.