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Librarian's Guide to 3D Printing @ Your Library

For Library Staff Workshops

Address staff concerns

As with any other new service, you'll have early enthusiasts, slow accepters, and never-buy-ins

Address environmental health and safety issues

Choose printer(s) carefully

  • Check filament emissions
  • Check chemicals used with dissolvable filaments

Choose a location for the printer(s)

  • Consider visibility, ventilation, access, and climate control

Levels of service

Levels of service may include:

Just printing

  • staff-managed?
  • patron initiated?
  • both options?

Modeling advice and training

  • Point users to services
  • Remodel for patrons
  • Offer to create models for patrons
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