May 15, 2022

University of Oklahoma Technology Librarian, His Team Use 3D Printers to Create Masks to Send to Medical Centers

From KOCO (Includes Video)

Bobby Reed, a technology librarian at the University of Oklahoma, has a specialty in three-dimensional printing, a talent he’s using to make masks to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“They can make a dent in some of these problems or at least provide equipment that is better than nothing,” Reed said.


“We have teams that are producing shields for surgeons. We have another team specifically looking into regulation and legality,” Reed said. “And then, we have another team that’s just looking into different filters they can build with things around the house.”

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.