Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
Thursday, October 5 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Creating a culture of collaboration with 3D printing

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As we've expanded our 3D printing and design support at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, we have formed strong collaborative relationships across departments and into the local schools. The teacher preparation program is one such collaboration. Elementary education majors are utilizing 3D printing to learn the engineering design process and how to integrate this technology in schools. Our team of digital media specialists, information technology, librarians, and faculty works together to enable elementary education students to develop prototypes and turn them into 3D printed objects. After learning the process and technology, the pre-service teachers teach this technology to elementary students incorporating learning standards in engineering and life sciences. This session will highlight the process, the success, and the challenges of this collaborative project.


Jonathan D. Carlson

Science Librarian, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Jonathan Carlson is the Science Librarian at CSB/SJU. With a background in and liaison to the physical sciences, he helps to integrate 3D design/printing across the liberal arts curriculum.

Dr. Diana Fenton

Assistant Professor of Education, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Diana Fenton is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department who joined CSB/SJU in the fall of 2015. Her specialty is in science education and her research interests surround technology integration in the classroom.

Adam Konczewski

Digital Media Specialist, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Adam Konczeski is the Digital Media Specialist at CSB/SJU. He works to integrate technology into the college classroom and gets his hands on any technology he can including 3D printing, robotics, video production, and data visualization. Find out more on his blog at http://csbsju... Read More →

Sarah Lauer

Elementary Education Major, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Sarah Lauer is a senior in the Elementary Education program at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. She is interested in meaningful technology integration in the elementary classroom and preparing students for the future of technology.

Thursday October 5, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am
Meeting Room 113

Attendees (12)