Akron-Summit County Public Library
November 2015 — Present
This short-term position was created to promote economic development in Downtown Akron and surrounding neighborhoods. Funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Microbusiness Specialist position includes the set-up, management, and promotion of a new entrepreneurial co-working space, maker-space, and training facility within the Downtown Akron Library.
Our new Maker Space and Digital Media Center offer branding and prototyping equipment including a laser engraver, vinyl printer, 3-d printer, green screen and recording studio.
Use of the Microbusiness Center, Maker Space and Digital Media Center are free and open during regular library hours. A small materials fee may be charged for the vinyl printer and 3-D printer.
Most of our classes can be found through Eventbrite.
Feel free to stop by or make an appointment to take a tour, and learn more about our new offerings.