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Pamela Van Halsema, MLIS, is an independent consultant to libraries, schools, and nonprofit organizations, specializing in community organizing and engagement, communications strategy, and program development. She is the Community Manager for the IMLS funded project The New Face of Library Makerspaces, which aims to build a diverse Collective of library maker staff. As the Project Manager for Makers in the Library, she researched the landscape of library makerspaces, developed curriculum, and coached 10 libraries in California through a community-centered process resulting in the formation of site-specific makerspace programs, the outcomes of which are published in this Toolkit. Previously, she served as the Library Media Specialist for Kenilworth Junior High School in Petaluma, where she developed maker experiences for informal tinkering and curriculum integrated projects, and she co-founded the North Bay Maker Educators Meetup group, which hosts monthly gatherings for the region. She formerly worked as the Dean’s Strategist in the School of Education at Sonoma State University, supporting professional learning for pre- and in-service teachers. Pam has helped coordinate many education initiatives, including the NSF Noyce Scholarship Program and the Maker Educator Certificate Program, and was on the faculty of the Professional Social Media Certificate Program at SSU. She graduated from Calvin College with a BA in Art and Art History, holds a culinary degree from Kendall College, attended the CTE Credential Program at North Coast School of Education, and earned a Master of Information Sciences degree with a concentration in emerging technology from San Jose State University.