Maria Hawkins is the Coordinator of Applied Technology at the University of Akron. She has six years of experience in academic libraries, including circulation, reference, and makerspace services. Over the past two years, she has worked on creating a makerspace and service for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Akron. She recently co-publishing a book chapter on makerspaces as technology-infused learning. She graduated with her MLIS from Kent State University in 2014, has an M.A. in Kinesiology and Sports Management from East Tennessee State University, and completed the Harvard Law CopyrightX certification program.