Cricut Fundamentals and Design Space for Librarians

In this tutorial, we will delve into the exciting world of Cricut and explore its various applications within a library setting.

The Cricut is a versatile cutting machine that allows you to create intricate designs and cut various materials with precision. It uses advanced technology to precisely cut or draw on a wide range of materials, such as paper, vinyl, fabric, and more. The Cricut is often used in crafting, DIY projects, and creative endeavors, enabling users to make custom designs, decorations, personalized gifts, and other creative items.

You'll learn about Cricut's potential through informative videos and activities. In this tutorial, we will explore:

  • How to choose the right machine for your library
  • Available materials and accessories
  • Cricut Design Space
  • Tips for training patrons on the machine
  • Programming ideas for seasonal crafts

Unleash your creativity, engage patrons, and enhance your library's offerings with Cricut.

Alison Mirabella is the Digital Literacy Coordinator at The Longwood Public Library, where she teaches technology classes, conducts one-on-one appointments, manages the library’s social media accounts and develops adult programming for the library’s makerLAB. She also served as Past President and is the current treasurer of the Computer and Technology Services Division of SCLA and enjoys co-hosting monthly Technology Information Forum meetings. When she isn’t teaching technology classes, she is trying (unsuccessfully) to train her two cats to stop walking across her desk during Zoom meetings.

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