Capital Administration and Development Division librarians explore 3d printing and other innovations at United States Embassy

Islamabad, May 06, 2016 (PPI-OT): Librarians from Islamabad’s Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) were introduced to “maker spaces” and other new American library innovations and trends during a visit to the U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Centre (IRC) on April 29. About 30 CADD librarians participated and had the opportunity to turn fruit into electronic touchpads with the “MaKey MaKey” invention kit and build electronic circuits with “Little Bits.”

The CADD librarians were also the first people to use the IRC’s new 3D printer and printed a small keychain as to test the new technology. The librarians were enthusiastic about the activities and their potential uses for creating 3D models in math, science, and geology classes. Commenting on the program, Counsellor for Public Affairs Christina Tomlinson said, “The technologies we’ve seen today have the power to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. The Embassy is thrilled to share these technologies with CADD librarians to foster creativity and encourage informal learning.” Information Resource Officer Marcy Carrel added, “Libraries are a natural fit for these activities because they allow for creative learning in an inclusive space.”

The U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Centre is a venue for building people-to-people connections between Americans and Pakistanis and provides books, magazines, and other materials about American culture and society. The IRC staff also oversees and guides the Lincoln Corners Pakistan program with 17 locations throughout Pakistan. For more information about the IRC and the Lincoln Corners Pakistan locations, please visit: http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/irc.html

For more information, contact:
Alberto Rodriguez
Spokesman
Information Office Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2082911, +92-51-2081136
Cell: +92-300-5012640
Fax: +92-51-2278607
Email: webmasterisb@state.gov