United for Libraries to present '3D Printers & Library Policies' at ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/13/2014

Contact:

Jillian Kalonick
Marketing/Public Relations Specialist
United for Libraries
jkalonick@ala.org

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries will present “3D Printers & Library Policies” 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference. The program will be co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF),

Many public and academic libraries are making 3D printers available for patron use. A panel of speakers will talk about this new trend, including concerns and issues to address when creating library policies related to patron access to and use of 3D printers.

Panelists will include Charlie Wapner, information policy analyst for OITP; Barbara Jones, director of OIF, and Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Public Library. Diane Sarantakos, director of development for the Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and United for Libraries Trustee at Large, will moderate.

For information on registering to attend United for Libraries programs, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/register. For a detailed listing of United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual.

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United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.

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