WALLINGFORD — The library isn’t just a place for books. Patrons at Wallingford Public Library are learning digital and technical skills with the help of creative technologies librarian Max Spurr.
The 28-year old helps community members navigate the collaboratory, a 2,400-square-foot makerspace and digital media lab. One minute he might be helping someone using Adobe Photoshop for the first time, and after that a student looking to engrave a piece of wood for an art project with a laser cutter.
The Record-Journal stopped by the library recently to chat about what it’s like to be a librarian in 2019.
Q: What is a creative technologies librarian?
Spurr: So a few different things. I work at the information desk, like a normal reference librarian but I also work at our collaboratory which is like a makerspace so I get to help people with their projects.
Q: What is your…