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SCR CONNECTions: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar

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.

Next webinar

Title: Creating PPE for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response
Guest Speaker: Katie Musick Peery,The University of Texas at Arlington
Date: Wednesday, August  12th, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CT / 9:00am-10:00am MT

Description: 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 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!

Speaker Description: 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.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

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