The Nuts and Bolts of 3D Printing for Librarians (Two-part Webinar Series)

Join husband and wife team, and 3D Printing experts, Paul and Paula Waak for a practical look at 3D Printing and 3D printing in libraries. 

Dates & registration:

Part 1: Past, Present, and Future of the 3D Printed World - Understanding What They Are and How They Work
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
2-3pm CDT

Paul Waak (Library Consultant, Waak Enterprises) will provide a brief history on 3D printers and then delve into how they work and are being used around the world today. He will talk about the costs of various 3D printers, features to look for when buying one, and will provide a list of supplies to have on hand when using one. Paul will also provide information on various software to use with 3D printers and make resource recommendations for keeping current in this area. He will also discuss future possibilities with 3D printers.

1 TSLAC CE hour (SBEC eligible, provider #500799) 

Part 2: My Library’s Future – What is a MakerSpace and Deciding If Your Patrons Would Benefit From a 3D Printer
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
2-3pm CDT

Paula Waak (Director, John Ed Keeter Public Library in Saginaw, TX) will provide information on what makes a MakerSpace.  She will give examples of public and academic libraries that have MakerSpaces and how many of these MakerSpaces have a 3D Printer. She will also provide examples of library policies and fees to charge for 3D printers as well as some obstacles and lessons learned at her Saginaw library with staffing, budgeting, and general use issues with 3D printers. And last but certainly not least, Paula will give information about possible grant opportunities in this arena.

1 TSLAC CE hour (SBEC eligible, provider #500799) 

CE Credit:

Attendance at either live Webinar qualifies for 1 hour of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit. Printed Certificates of Completion will not be issued. Instead, a follow-up email will be sent 2 business days after each event to individuals who logged in and attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes. TSLAC CE credit is also available for group viewings of live Webinar events -- please follow the Group Webinar Viewing procedure listed in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Technical Requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions?

We are using the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQ page.

Questions? Please contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
Phone: 512-936-2586

This Webinar series is made possible by funding support from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services provided to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

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