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Board # 55 : Climbing to Cruising Altitude: Promoting an Academic Library's 3D Printing Service

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Engineering Libraries Division Poster Session

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Engineering Libraries

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Diversity

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24

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https://peer.asee.org/27879

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Daniel P Zuberbier East Carolina University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-9419-4568

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Dan Zuberbier is the Education & Instructional Technology Librarian at East Carolina University (ECU). He planned for, launched, and currently manages the J.Y. Joyner Library 3D printing service which makes 3D printing accessible to all students, faculty and staff at ECU, and teaches a course on 3D printing and design for the North Carolina Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics Program. He previously worked as a high school Social Studies teacher in Arizona and Michigan, and holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His professional interests include teachers’ perceptions of school library programs and school librarians as a resource and assisting educators with integrating emerging technologies into the classroom.

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Ranjeet Agarwala East Carolina University

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Dr. Ranjeet Agarwala serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Systems at East Carolina University. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the North Carolina State University. Since 2001 he has taught courses in Engineering Design, Digital Manufacturing, and 3D printing, GD&T, Electro-Mechanical Systems, Statics and Dynamics. His research interests are in the areas on Advance and Digital Manufacturing and its integration with the renewable energy sector.

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Robert A. Chin East Carolina University

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Robert A. ”Bob” Chin is a member of the Department of Technology Systems faculty, College of Engineering and Technology, East Carolina University, where he has taught since 1986. He is the Engineering Design Graphics Division’s vice chair and in 2015, he completed his second term as the director of publications for the Engineering Design Graphics Division and the Engineering Design Graphics Journal editor. Chin has also served as the Engineering Design Graphics Division’s annual and mid-year conference program chair, and he has served as a review board member for several journals including the EDGJ. He has been a program chair for the Southeastern Section and has served as the Engineering Design Graphics Division’s vice chair and chair and as the Instructional Unit’s secretary, vice chair, and chair. His ongoing involvement with ASEE has focused on annual conference paper presentation themes associated with the Engineering Design Graphics, Engineering Libraries, Engineering Technology, New Engineering Educators, and the Two-Year College Divisions and their education and instructional agendas.

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Mark McKinley Sanders

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Mark Sanders is the Assistant Director for Public Services at East Carolina University's (ECU) Joyner Library. Previously he worked as a Reference and Outreach Librarian at ECU and Louisiana State University. He holds an M.S. in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Spanish literature from Penn State University. His professional interests include student centered learning spaces, innovative services, and new technologies.

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Abstract

In the fall of 2015, a university’s main campus library launched a 3D printing service. During the service’s first full year of operation, the community exhibited a tremendous amount of interest in 3D printing technology according to numerous measures. Subsequently, however, relatively few patrons submitted print requests. In response, additional resources for educating and training patrons have been created in order to improve access and lower barriers to entry. Library staff have also conducted a broader, campus-wide marketing campaign, begun offering additional workshops to further educate the campus community, and worked directly with faculty who may be interested in incorporating 3D printing into course assignments. The various marketing campaigns, methods, and educational programming that have led to the 3D printing service gaining further traction and getting further off the ground are reported. It includes the library leveraging its 3D printing service to directly support engineering students’ formation of a “maker” club and a new entrepreneurship course to be offered to both business and engineering students in the spring of 2017.

Zuberbier, D. P., & Agarwala, R., & Chin, R. A., & Sanders, M. M. (2017, June), Board # 55 : Climbing to Cruising Altitude: Promoting an Academic Library's 3D Printing Service Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27879

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