Creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response
The UTA Libraries FabLab has contributed to the national movement among makerspaces to craft sewn masks and 3D printed face shields for the community and for front line health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will cover our approach to safely facilitate the making of these Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items; how they have been distributed; implications these efforts have for the maker movement medical librarians, and health professionals; and resources for further making!
Katie Musick Peery is the director of the UTA FabLab at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. She received her BA from Baylor University and her MLIS from the University of North Texas. Katie provides leadership related to the development, management, and continuous improvement of the lab. She has published on diversifying makerspace student hiring and best practices for makerspace training to increase the inclusivity, impact and efficacy of makerspaces on a college campus. Katie’s grant work and research are primarily focused on integrating maker literacies into higher education curricula.
Aug 12, 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.
Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.