Wednesday, January 8 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

PCI Webinar: The Potential of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities

PCI Webinars is offering SOMD libraries seats in the following webinar through them. If you or your staff are interested, please see the registration link at the bottom of this announcement. This session will also be available in the PCI Webinars archive one week after the session. Please only register if you can attend the live session.

PCI Webinar with Lauren Hays
The Potential of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities
Wednesday, January 8th from 12:30 - 1:30 PM EST
Augmented, virtual, and mixed realities have great potential for learning, work, and social engagement. They also have ethical concerns that need consideration before they are fully embraced. It is important for librarians to understand these technologies to determine how they can best be used in the library and how users may want to interact with these technologies.
In this interactive and informative session attendees will the presenter will receive a thorough overview of the similarities and differences that exist between augmented, virtual, and mixed realities. There will also be a discussion of current use cases and potentialities for future growth. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss how they see augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technology impacting their libraries.
As a result of this program, attendees will:
-Be able to explain the similarities and differences between augmented, virtual, and mixed realities
-Discover ways augmented, virtual, and mixed realities are currently being used
-Identify ways augmented, virtual, and mixed realities can be used in library settings

Lauren Hays - Biography
Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution's Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries' Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee's Midwinter Discussion. Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

Please register by Jan 2 via . This session uses VoIP, high-speed Internet and a headset/speakers are required. Please remember to include your email address to receive the session link.

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