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Nevada Library Association Annual Conference - 2019; November 2-4, 2019

Sunday, November 3 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Power of Virtual Reality in Your Library

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Virtual reality and augmented reality are more than just popular buzz words in libraries these days. Virtual and augmented realities provide new ways to learn, connect, and engage with library resources. This session will provide an overview of how virtual reality is being used in schools and libraries, why virtual reality can be so powerful as a learning tool, and the powerful results of the first year of the Nevada XR Libraries program, which brought virtual reality technology to 16 libraries across the state.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Andersen

Mark Andersen

President, Lifeliqe
Mark Andersen is president and co-founder of Lifeliqe, an education platform used by students and patrons to learn in 3D. Its groundbreaking visual learning tool has over 1,300 interactive 3D models with augmented reality and 700 lesson plans that can be used for programming. Lifeliqe... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Westergard

Tammy Westergard

Deputy State Librarian, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
Tammy Westergard is deputy State Librarian at the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR). Her great passion is advancing educational opportunities through the library. She helped spearhead statewide initiatives in workforce development, extended reality, and library... Read More →
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John MacLeod

XRLibraries
John MacLeod has worked teaching technology, media creation and video production with youth for over 15 years, winning numerous state and national awards. He has the technical expertise to produce compelling media and the personal skills for working in a collaborative team. As the... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Topaz Room
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