Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Cari White is a highly experienced and award-winning teacher-librarian, author, and presenter, known for her book and blog about school library centers and makerspaces. She is the author of LIBRARY CENTERS / MAKERSPACES: Creating More Engaging Learning Spaces in Your School LIBRARY, the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. Additional authorships include The Centered School Library.

Participants leave Cari's seminars with numerous strategies, resources and hands-on examples they'll be able to use right away to enhance their own school library program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Cari shared many helpful resources. Her videos were helpful as well as the photos of actual library centers."

"My favorite part of Cari's seminar is that I now have resources and ideas to use immediately."

"Cari provided a very helpful foundational understanding of the widespread possibilities of makerspaces."

"I loved the way Cari tied makerspaces to library books. I now have confidence that I can do this!"

"Cari is very passionate and informative. I appreciate that she didn't put a lot of pressure on me, but encouraged me to start small."

"Thanks to Cari, I learned new ideas and simple ways to implement them."

"I enjoyed seeing all of the different tools and options for each budget."

"Thanks to Cari, I now have the knowledge to organize a makerspace. She gave us many ideas that I can easily implement in my media center."

"Cari provided a wealth of knowledge with new ideas and specific titles that tie in with the activities."