Your webinar will be held on January 19, 2022,  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ET.

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You’ve built or re-opened your makerspace but now what? In this presentation, we will discuss how we can not only receive orders for 3D prints and other items in our makerspaces but also empower our users to be proactive and independent in the space, designing and creating on their own and actually using the equipment. It sounds scary but it really isn’t when we do what libraries do, inspire and instruct!

Presenter: Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian at the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York. He is the Department head of Digital Services and “The Studio”, Sachem’s makerspace. Chris the creator and co-host of the podcast “The Library Pros”, a podcast that discusses libraries and technology. The podcast has had over 36,000 downloads since March of 2017 and has been downloaded in all 50 states and 22 countries around the world. You can find and listen wherever you find podcasts. Chris has been a librarian since 2002 working in several libraries across Suffolk County, New York. He has been a speaker at various conferences including The New York Library Association Conference, Computers in Libraries, Long Island Library Conference, Long Island Library Resources Council Conference on “Libraries and the Future”, Australian Information and Library Association conference on Podcasting and other library tech seminars. Chris is the past President and current “Member at Large” of the “Computer and Technical Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association” and hosts a monthly meeting discussing libraries and tech with colleagues from across Long Island. Chris has also co-authored a book Best Technologies for Public Libraries which is available on Amazon.