Join us for an introduction to augmented reality for and by librarians. It has been gaining increasing popularity among major conferences, both on-site one and those online. Engineering and Data Services Librarian Samuel Dyal will be giving a foundational presentation on what augmented reality is, how people are using it and plan to use it. Research & Instruction Librarian Dina Meky will compare 4-5 related applications. Library Director Bill McNelis and Student Success Librarian Samantha Kannegiser will present the specific orientation that was created with augmented reality, with an emphasis on HP Reveal.
Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM CST - 12:15 PM CST (Accessible time zone converter<http://www.thetimenow.com/time-zone-converter.php>)
Registration URL: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/135b1671c21a0786c5b9141539e44ee6
Everyone must register, including speakers and moderators. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing your specific link to join the live meeting. Dial-in option available upon login.
About Samuel Dyal
Samuel Dyal graduated with a MLS from the University of North Texas in 2011, and since 2014 has served as an Engineering and Data Services Librarian at Arizona State University. Samuel loves working with new technology and learning about different ways in which technological tools can improve the work librarians do as well as the library patron experience.
About Dina Meky
Dina Meky is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Berkeley College. She also serves as an adjunct Instructor Librarian at Rider University. Prior to that, she worked for Syracuse University Libraries and the American University in Cairo. She is a 2013-2014 ALA Spectrum Scholar, and a 2016-2017 NJLA Emerging Leader. Dina has presented at conferences and workshops on her work on diversity in librarianship, outreach and advocacy in information literacy, and digital pedagogy.
About William McNelis
Bill McNelis is the Library Director for the two campus libraries of the Berkeley College New York City campus. Bill is also the information literacy liaison for the Fashion program faculty, and serves on the library system's technology and electronic resources committees. With a strong interest in creating engagement with students who do not identify as library users, Bill has created activities and initiatives to connect with students using scavenger hunts, augmented reality, and events outside traditional library spaces. Bill has presented with colleagues on these initiatives at professional conferences to share lessons learned and best practices, and to seek input on future improvements and programs.
About Samantha Kannegiser
Samantha Kannegiser is a Student Success Librarian for Rutgers University-Camden. Prior to that, she served as a Research and Instruction Librarian for Berkeley College. Her current research interests center on ways technology can improve reference and instruction to better meet students' needs. Samantha has presented at conferences and workshops on her work researching information
literacy instruction in virtual reference and the use of augmented reality for library outreach and instruction.
Recording will be available within two (2) weeks from the date the forum will be held.
Sponsored by ACRL Technology in University Libraries Section Committee<http://acrl.libguides.com/uls/committees/technology>
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