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3D Printing in Your Library

This expanded and updated presentation was a big hit.  Check out the recording and slides:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/techtime_recordings.html

Presenters:

  • Patricia Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Michigan
  • Kimberley Barker, Manager for Technology Education & Computing, Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia

Patricia discussed the burgeoning topic of 3D printing, with a focus on medical applications, as well as the growing interest of providing access to 3D printers in a variety of libraries.  Kimberley discussed the use of a 3D printer in her library system, why they decided to offer the service, how they secured funding, and the response from their community.

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