3D Printing Summit

3D printing summit blog post

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Naperville Public Library – 95th Street Library

Are you interested in starting a 3D printing program at your library, or do you already have one and would like to learn some tips and tricks from other libraries?

At the 3D Printing Summit, you will hear from four libraries with successful 3D printing programs. Learn what has worked for them and what hasn’t, hear their 3D printing best practices, and get ideas for starting or building on your 3D printing program. After the presentations, there will be a moderated discussion with time to ask questions or share your own experiences.

After the program, there will be an optional tour of the 95th Street Library.


Jonathan Charles, Naperville Public Library
Cathleen Doyle, Northbrook Public Library
Barbara Fitzgerald and Emilie Alcock, Mount Prospect Public Library
Brian Wilson, Ela Area Public Library

Cost: FREE, sponsored by TBS, H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning, and Recorded Books.

Program Resources:

Brian’s slides and notes

Barbara’s and Emilie’s slides

Jonathan’s slides


Genealogy Without Fear: Taking the Foolishness Out of Family Trees

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time: 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Location: Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trl, Lake Zurich, IL (Rooms A and B)

Genealogy research is no April Fool’s joke. Genealogy reference questions can be intimidating, especially for the non-genealogist. Reference librarian and genealogy specialist Carol Bartlett will walk you through getting patrons started with their genealogical inquiries.  Learn to navigate the most common and useful genealogy tools with confidence to send your patrons on the right road to answers.

Cost: FREE, sponsored by H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning and TBS