Fayetteville Free Library is a small library in Upstate NY that offers one of the most prolific robotic programs in the country. During this Tech Tuesday, we will hear how the Fayetteville Free Library offers robotic programs for all ages - from FIRST Robotics to adult community oriented programs, on a limited budget and staff. This lively session will help you bring robotics to your library.
Michael Cimino is the Director of STEAM and Making at the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL). He worked as a secondary educator before joining the Fayetteville Free Library in the summer of 2013. Michael received his MSED in Literacy from SUNY Cortland in 2011. Michael's primary responsibilities are facilitating STEAM and Making program creation and execution for the FFL. Michael also works to build relationships with members of the community who are interested in enhancing the use and accessibility of our Makerspaces.
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System. She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies and develop new mobile and desktop.