The idea of having a 3D printer at your library can be overwhelming. You may be asking yourself questions like: “How can we afford it? How can our patrons benefit? How does a 3D printer even work? I am not tech savvy!!”

Don’t be afraid! Even though 3D printing can be intimidating, you don’t have to be a tech guru to implement a 3D printing program at your library. In this fun and informative session, learn from start to finish the ins and outs of 3D printing!

In this interactive webinar program, attendees will learn: 

How to identify your community’s 3D printing needs
How to pick out the right 3D printer for your library (while thinking
about budget limitations)
How to create a user policy
How to implement 3D printing into programs and outreach
About the risks and future of 3D printing



Original broadcast April 6, 2017

Maura Sudkamp ~ Biography 

Maura Sudkamp currently works at the Kenton County Public Library in Fort Mitchell, KY as the Emerging Technology & Design Specialist. Her job includes creating marketing materials, monitoring the library website, developing web-based instructional media/learning tutorials, training staff on new technologies, coordinating technology programming and more. She has worked in a variety of different positions within the library setting including as a shelver, reference desk associate and adult programmer. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in visual communication design (graphic design) she then went on to obtain her MLIS in digital librarianship. Makerspaces, technology, art and reading are just some of her many interests.