May 27 (1-2 pm Mountain)
Part 2: My Library’s Future – What is a MakerSpace and Deciding If Your Patrons Would Benefit From a 3D Printer. 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.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html