The 2019 RUSA Emerging Technologies Showcase will present, in coordination with our esteemed presenters and partners, a wide variety of library technologies currently in use, as well as offer the opportunity for up-close demonstrations and, for some applications, hands-on experience. One of the primary presenters will be the Carroll County Public Library, which offers educational and makerspace technology such as 3D printing (LulzBot Minis), Virtual Reality (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, & Google Expeditions VR), Augmented Reality (local history AR exhibit, QuiverVision AR coloring sheets, HoloTats AR tattoos), Robotics (Lego WeDo and Mindstorms), Coding with Spheros & Ozobots, Drones (Parrot minidrones & Phantom 4), and more. A few select technologies will be available for hands-on interaction, with the assistance of a professional; while many of the rest will be presented as video demonstrations. The session will also include an academic library speaker, who will address issues involved with implementing makerspace technologies within the university library environment, as well as best practices for promoting tools for data visualization, STEM education, and more. Sponsorship for this session is provided by the ACRL Science and Technology Section.
The program will begin with an overviews by the panelists, followed by the opportunity to select specific technologies of interest and receive more demonstration and, in some cases, to try the technology directly. This program is aimed at all library types and professionals who are looking for information on the successful application and management of interactive, virtual, and other emerging technologies.
The program will include a social media component and a live stream. We also plan to transition each panelist demo into a webinar, which will build upon the information presented at the in-person event.
ALA Unit/Subunit: RUSA,RUSA_ETS
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.