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Friday, April 20 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Using Virtual and Augmented Reality in a Real Library World

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Learn how to use Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to STEAM up your library programs, intrigue your patrons, market your collection and provide your patrons with access to the technology resources of the future. VR and AR can enhance programming for all ages, let your patrons experience a whole new world of learning, and even help them locate the materials they need. Learn how to make story time pop, when kids create their own interactive 3D virtual dragon. Create new ways for patrons to browse or wayfind using AR signage and information. Let your patrons explore, create, and learn in a virtual world with AR apps, HTC Vive and other VR systems. This session will cover what is possible now and how this new technology could transform libraries in the future.

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Jesse Adams

Digital Services Coordinator, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Jesse Adams has 15 years IT experience and assists the library with all things tech. Jesse works to promote the library’s mission through technology events and programming.
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Mary C. Derr

Maker-at-Large, Corvallis Benton County Public Library
Makerspaces, Virtual Reality, ecology, science, birds

LuCinda Gustavson

Teen Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library

Travis Lloyd

Library Technical Specialist, Springfield Public Library


Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA