Skill Clinic on SketchUp for Museums Offered Jan. 9

The School of Library and Information Science is offering a noncredit, one-day skill clinic on SketchUp for Museums on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Registration is required; cost is $35. See details below.

What: SketchUp for Museums skill clinic (non-credit)

Hosted by the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science / museum studies specialization Taught by Kent State SLIS alumna Emily O’Connor, M.L.I.S. ’13, Environments Designer

This clinic will introduce participants to the tools and features of Google SketchUp Pro 8, exploring the variety of innovative techniques the program offers and how they can be used to communicate ideas and information in a visually striking manner. Participants will see examples of how the program has been used in the creation of real exhibitions, and will then have the opportunity to practice using the tools by creating a model of their own. Advanced features of the program, such as Google Earth and LayOut, will also be introduced.

When: Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where:  Two locations synchronously-- Kent State University Library, room 332, live, by videoconference 1125 Risman Drive, Kent, OH Park in the Kent Student Center (pay) lot on E. Summit Street Directions State Library of Ohio, Columbus, room 106, face-to-face 274 E. First Avenue, Columbus, OH  43201 (free parking) Directions

Who: SLIS students and alumni, particularly in the museum studies specialization, but all are welcome. Current museum professionals and others in NE and central Ohio, who want to learn how to use this powerful tool. Cost: $35 How: Register at

Agenda: Morning i. Model Basics – modeling mindset, understanding the Toolkit ii. Simple Model Walkthrough – practice using the Toolkit iii. Modeling Buildings – drawing floors and walls, going from 2D to 3D, drawing doors and windows, stairs, and roof

Afternoon i. Model Organization – grouping, components, layers ii. Model Appearance – Importing jpegs, applying and using styles, using light and shadow iii. Presenting a model – using scenes to create animation iv. Printing and exporting v. Brief intro to Google Earth, 3D Warehouse, LayOut

For more information, contact SLIS Marketing/PR Specialist Flo Cunningham or SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D.

POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2014 12:29 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:01 PM