Bureau of Education & Research Logo

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

Free Quote

On-Site Guarantee
BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested.

We recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

We guarantee you'll be fully satisfied or you'll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Crystal Trice is an award-winning librarian and presenter. She has presented at numerous state conferences, always focusing on practical tips that add a creative spark to library programs. With experience as both a Youth Services Librarian and a School Librarian, she brings a depth of knowledge and experience to her presentations. Crystal is known for her inspirational message, budget-friendly ideas, and innovative ways for creating outstanding makerspaces.

In addition, she is the author of the extensive resource handbook, MAKERSPACES: Creating Motivating, Engaging Work Spaces for Your Library, that each participant will receive at the seminar. Crystal’s seminars are exciting, fun and packed with creative ideas you can use. Join her for a day filled with practical, easy-to-implement ideas to establish or enhance your own makerspace!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“A very well-paced day. I loved the balance between, videos, instruction, discussion and hands-on activities.”
- Francesce Mellin

“Crystal did a fantastic job demystifying makerspaces. I feel confident that I will be up and running immediately.
- Valerie Lisa Grammer

Many practical ideas that are very motivating for students and a lot of fun to do.”
- Linda Mistretta

Excellent, inspiring and extremely helpful. I am empowered to tackle makerspaces in my own school.”
- Kari Therrien

“I like the fact that there was a lot of interaction between participants and Crystal. This seminar gave me great ideas for makerspaces. Crystal is awesome!”
- Cris Miller

“Thank you Crystal, for all the great ideas. I am very motivated to get started today!
- Tina Farina

“This was a great day! I received so many awesome ideas that I can’t wait to try!”
- Amy Kopp

“An extremely well researched and organized seminar. Excellent materials, activities, examples, and presentation. A great mix of activities that provide students with many choices. I took away so many ideas including things I want to do immediately as well as things I can do for many years to come!”
- Tanya Hubbard

“This seminar was fantastic, full of wonderful ideas and resources to make makerspaces a reality!”
- Julie Darling

“Crystal gave us many useful ideas for makerspaces. Her handbook is full of additional ideas and is a terrific resource!”
- Barb Dinan

“So many useful ideas. I love the practical ideas that I can use right away. Crystal helped me understand the concept of makerspaces a whole lot better.
- Krista Pedersen

“This was a great, creative seminar. Crystal did a super job, offering many, ready-to-use, take-home-now ideas.”
- Steven Rice