Makerspaces continue to grow in popularity in public, academic, and school libraries. As makerspaces are included in library services, accessibility for all users is important. What motivates a school librarian to implement a makerspace accessible to all learners? Are they more likely to invest in accessibility if provided the necessary resources? In this study, researchers discuss which Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen 1985) variables significantly predict school librarians’ intentions to implement accessible makerspaces. Researchers also delve into how attitude towards accessibility in makerspaces influence the intention to implement accessible makerspace. Findings indicate identifying perceived behavior control is the principal predictor of behavioral intention. Additionally, identifying makerspace accessibility as a top priority and agreeing that it should be accessible might be different in the minds of school librarians.
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Reprinted from School Libraries Worldwide, Volume 26, Issue 2, 2020, pages 14-26.
Copyright of works published in School Libraries Worldwide is jointly held by the author(s) and by the International Association of School Librarianship. Reprinted, with permission, from School Libraries Worldwide, Volume 26, Number 2, July 2020 pages 14-26. doi: 10.14265.26.2.002.
Moorefield-Lang, H. & Dubnjakovic, A. (2020) Factors influencing intention to introduce accessibility in makerspace planning and implementation. School Libraries Worldwide, 26(2), 14-26. doi: 10.14265.26.2.002.