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Emilie ButtCommunity Fab Lab Instruction & Engagement CoordinatorUniversity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Emilie Butt (MSLIS) is the Instruction and Engagement Coordinator for the Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab, within the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois. She is a makerspace educator who has taught introductory Game Design and Escape Room design courses for the university since 2019, bringing students across multiple departments in the university together to design multi-room experiences for the public. Her background is in Youth and Teen Services librarianship, and her experience with Escape Room design began with summer programs for 10- to 15-year-old youth. These programs continue to be offered each year and consistently inspires her university instruction.