Learning From One Another: 2017 Staff Meeting

Librarian Kirk Snyder demonstrates the new library app via iPad with the help of an Apple TV.
Librarian Kirk Snyder demonstrates the new library app via iPad with the help of an Apple TV.

The library staff meeting took place on January 24th, a rainy, windy, and cold day outside, however, inside the comradery of the staff warmed us up. In addition to staff from our NYC locations, the meeting included library staff from as far away as California and Nevada, and closer to home from NYMC and Middletown. Continue reading

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Touro Makers Showcase 3D Creativity at LI Faire

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Touro College OT student, Stephanie Jacobs, observing the freshly-printed items

On Saturday, June 4 a group of our library staff and faculty from the Touro College School of Health Sciences attended the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire at Port Jefferson, NY.  We were very excited to share our 3D project, showcasing Touro College student creativity. Continue reading

The Right Answer: Library Staff Meeting Winter 2016

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Searching for answers (CC0 image)

Author Neil Gaiman said, “Google can bring you back 100,00 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” This was the theme of the Library Staff Development Day on January 21st. Continue reading

Heading back to the classroom: 3D printer training

 

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The class crowds around as one participant prepares the machine for printing, including leveling the build plate and loading filament into the extruder

As many of you know, the Bay Shore Library has received a 3D printer, thanks to a ‘Medical Library Project’ grant to provide the funds for the printer and its materials. In order to prepare for its integration into courses as well as use in the Library, Touro Librarians along with Professors and IT staff members headed back to the classroom for a two-day MakerBot training course. Continue reading

3D Printing, now at Bay Shore Campus Library

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Setting up our new 3D Printer in the library!

The librarians at the Bay Shore campus are pleased to announce that we now have a 3D Printer. We applied for and have been awarded a ‘Medical Library Project’ grant through the MidAtlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM MAR) to provide the funds for the printer and its materials.  Continue reading

Tech Trend: 3D Printing

Photo courtesy of Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier https://flic.kr/p/kvjYDJ
Photo credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier https://flic.kr/p/kvjYDJ

3D printing is taking the technology world by storm.  This new trend has been gathering attention with some of the outrageous items that can be printed, from cookies (or pancakes as shown above) to cars!  But do you know the story behind this new technology?

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