May 13, 2014

3-D printing, online health workshops set

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library will host upcoming workshops that focus on 3-D printing and finding health information online. 

Both workshops are open to the public.  

“Introduction to 3-D Printing and Scanning” is a three-part series that will introduce students to the technology of creating three-dimensional items via scanning and printing.  Information in the workshop will include how the technology works and the uses and benefits of 3-D printing.  Participants will learn to create their own 3-D objects and have the opportunity to have their design printed by the library’s 3-D printer.  

The workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays, May 31, June 7 and June 14 in the library’s computer lab, Room 261.  The cost is $75 for the three-session series. 

For more information or to register, visit or email  

“Finding Reliable Health Information Online” is an informative workshop that will offer insight into the maze of health information available online.  Participants will learn how to differentiate what is authoritative and reliable from among the myriad online health information resources.  Those attending will learn tips to apply when searching the Internet for trustworthy health information for themselves and their families.  

The same workshop is being offered at three different times:

            •  June 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

            •  June 12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

            •  June 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 

The cost is $15 per session and the registration fee covers all course materials. The workshop will also be in the library’s computer lab, Room 261. 

For additional information or to register, go online to or email