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The Spark

Igniting the imagination through cooperative learning

                                                   


The Spark is a technology division within UNT Libraries whose primary focus is to provide an equipped technological experience for the UNT student body. The Spark is comprised of two groups, the Makerspace and the Service Desk. Both groups are focused on providing technology resources to students in order to enhance their experience while at UNT. As a unique combination of a hands-on learning lab and a library circulating collection, The Spark overarching mission is to promote the cooperative and creative use of technology to support the continual development of digital fluency for UNT students, faculty, and staff.

  • The Makerspace is a hands-on learning lab with a mission to ignite imagination, increase digital fluency, inspire explorative learning, support resume building, and encourage personal growth and development of a maker mindset.
  • The Service Desk is an all-around information hub that focuses on meeting educational and traditional technology needs, including but not limited to assistance with eLearning systems, paper printing, laptops, desktops and has mission to encourage the development of a foundation of technical competencies for the educational and professional growth of the UNT student body.

The two groups work together to provide outstanding service and technology for the UNT community.

Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. You can easily identify them from their grey vests, and they will always be happy to assist you!

Connect with us!

Email: TheSpark@unt.edu Class, Department, Organization Event Request Phone: 940-369-5259
Spark Chat: Available during hours of operation Appointments, Consultations, Trainings Full Service 3D Printing
Suggestions New Items/Services Fine Dispute Form  

Hours of Operation 

The Hours of Operation for each Spark group is listed in the Library calendar. Please note the Makerspace has two locations, one in Willis 135 and one in Discovery Park M130. Our Discovery Park location is under construction summer 2022 with a tentative reopening plan for sometime in Fall 2022.

 
 
 

 

You can follow what is happening in the Makerspace on our Blog and through our Podcast UNT MindSpark

Connect with us!

Email: TheSpark@unt.edu Class, Department, Organization Event Request Phone: 940-369-5259
Spark Chat: Available during hours of operation Appointments, Consultations, Trainings Full Service 3D Printing
Suggestions New Items/Services Fine Dispute Form  

 

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UNT Mind Spark is a podcast from the UNT makerspace about innovation and making. The maker movement generated the recent increase in innovation spaces such as a makerspace. From our podcast, student makers at the University of North Texas explore various topics surrounding the Making, Maker Mindset, and the Maker movement. We have a few series that focus on a range of topics from how various spaces developed their unique makerspace/fablab/technology gym/design studio/etc. to meeting our makers to a series on specific technologies that are either in our makerspace or new in the maker community. Join us for a journey into the maker mindset and learn about our space and other spaces that inspire us. 

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