Workshops Summer 2014

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Morris Library Continuing Education Workshops are open to the public. Limited space is available on a first-paid, first-served basis. No refunds or vouchers are provided for cancellations with fewer than 24 hours’ notice. If a workshop is canceled by Morris Library, your payment will be refunded.  Payment must be made in full on or before the first day of the workshop.  Check, cash, or credit card are accepted (see below for details). Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of payment.

  1. Check:  

Mail registration form and check (made payable to SIU) to: Lynn Geske, Morris Library Accounting Office, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 605 Agriculture Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901.

  1. Cash: 

Bring registration form and cash to: Lynn Geske, Morris Library Accounting Office, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 605 Agriculture Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901.

  1. Credit Card:

Bring registration form and credit card information to: Lynn Geske, Morris Library Accounting Office, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 605 Agriculture Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901 OR Fax a credit card authorization form with your registration form to 618/453-3440 / Attn: Lynn Geske, Morris Library Accounting Office.

Questions? Call 618/453-2672

 

Summer 2014 Workshops

Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning

Presented by Jennifer Horton, Science Librarian

Have you noticed 3D printing and scanning mentioned in the news or on some of your favorite TV shows? Do you have a vague idea of what 3D printing is, but want to learn more? This course will introduce you to 3D printing and scanning and help you learn to use this exciting technology. Participants will learn how the technology works, the kinds of items that can be printed, how 3D technology can be used in their own life, and how to begin creating their own objects. There will be three class sessions of two hours each covering different elements of 3D printing and scanning.

The first session is an introduction to the technologies. Students will learn about the history of 3D printing and scanning, the applications of the technologies, the future of 3D printing and scanning, and the 3D program here at Morris Library. The second class session is an introduction to 3D modeling. Participants will learn about several free 3D modeling software options. They will also begin using one of the software options to begin creating a 3D model. In the third session, participants will receive more advanced instruction on designing objects and will be able to practice designing their own creation.

Each student will have the opportunity to have an object they designed printed on the library’s 3D printer. With the cost of registration, each student will be able to print one object up to 50 grams in total weight for no cost. Any additional weight will cost $0.25 per gram. Note: Some objects can take several hours to 3D print, therefore students will need to return to Morris Library at a future date to pick up their finished object.

Minimum computer skills: The 3D modeling portions of the class will be performed on a desktop computer. Basic computer skills such as using a mouse and keyboard will be needed. The classes will take place in one of the library’s computer classrooms so there is no need to provide your own computer.

Jennifer Horton is the Science Librarian at Morris Library. For more information, please contact Jennifer Horton at 618/453-2663 or jhorton@siu.edu.

Where:  Morris Library Computer Lab (Room 261)

When:
Saturday, July 26th 1pm-3pm
Saturday, August 2nd 1pm-3pm
Saturday, August 9th 1pm-3pm

Cost: $75.00 for all three sessions

 


Finding Reliable Health Information Online

Presented by Amber Loos, Health Sciences Librarian

This course takes participants through the online maze of health information. Participants will learn how to recognize authoritative and reliable health information online for both themselves and their families and will take home tips and tricks to apply to their online searches for health information. The cost of registration includes all needed materials for the course.

Minimum computer skills: Basic computer skills such as using a mouse and keyboard will be needed. The classes will take place in one of the library’s computer classrooms so there is no need to provide your own computer.

Amber Loos is the Health Sciences Librarian at Morris Library and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. For more information contact Amber Loos at 618/453-1448 or aloos@siu.edu.

Where: Morris Library Computer Lab (Room 261)

When:
The same course is offered at three different times:

Saturday, July 19th from 1pm-3:30pm
Tuesday, July 22nd from 4pm-6:30pm
Thursday, July 31st from 1pm-3:30pm

Cost: $15 per session