Engaging with Hobbyists to Promote 3D Printing at Your Library!

The following article was adapted from the book Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services by Christopher DeCristofaro, James Hutter, and Nick Tanzi. Libraries Unlimited, January 2020 #BestTech4PublicLibraries A Perfect Match! 3D printing offers particular possibilities to hobbyists. You should actively seek to identify them within your community. Interested parties may include the following: TabletopContinue reading “Engaging with Hobbyists to Promote 3D Printing at Your Library!”

Just Published! Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services

Emerging technologies can intimidate with their cost and uncertainty—this book provides flexible options for adopting the most popular ones. Introducing new technologies to your library can be a daunting process; they can be costly, they may be unfamiliar to many staff members, and their success is far from assured. To address these concerns, Best Technologies forContinue reading “Just Published! Best Technologies for Public Libraries: Policies, Programs, and Services”

3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!

The news cycle has been dominated by the impending publication of plans for 3D-printed firearms, originally set for August 1, 2018. A federal judge has intervened, issuing a restraining order to block the files from being posted, for the time being. For libraries with a 3D printer, this seems an appropriate time to discuss the importance ofContinue reading “3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!”