August 7, 2023 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Teen librarian Karen Jensen reviews the mini thermal printer for MakerSpaces
March 9, 2022 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Teen librarian Karen Jensen walks you through a tutorial to DIY photo frames or note holders that tweens and teens will love
November 1, 2021 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Teen librarian Karen Jensen walks you through turning recorded voice messages into soundwave art that you can scan and hear
July 17, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
As a librarian for many years, I've often changed my mind about various topics. Today, I'm rethinking 3D printers in the public library.
February 20, 2019 by Karen Jensen, MLS
There are many portable photo printers to choose from and today I'm going to talk about three of them. Each devise has their advantages and disadvantages and having tried them all, I break it down for you. The three devices I will be reviewing today include the Fuji Instax Square 10 photo printer, the Polaroid Zip Pocket Printer and the Canon Selphy 1300.
November 28, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
I spend a lot of time visiting other libraries and talking to my fellow librarians. I like to see what other libraries are doing and find new and creative ways to provide services, organize spaces, decorate, merchandise and more. I recently was visiting a smaller branch where the librarian was talking about how they wanted […]
November 14, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
The best part about working with teens, but also sometimes the hardest, is that every few years you get a whole new crop of teens to work with. This means that you can repeat programs, expanding on what you learned the first time(s) you did a program. With a new set of a teens an […]
October 29, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
If you’re like me, every once in a while you need some inspiration for your next makerspace or program idea. In the year 2018 it seems like our first impulse is to go to Pinterest, which is a great resource that can in fact be inspiring. It is not, however, the only and it is […]
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