[Web4lib] QR Codes and Augmented Reality: An Online Conference

Lori Bell lbell927 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 3 17:42:15 EST 2011

Trendy Topics:
QR Codes and Augmented Reality:  An Online Conference
Wednesday March 16, 2011
TAP Information Services and the School of Library and Information Science at 
San Jose State University are pleased to announce another in the ongoing series 
of online conferences on hot topics that librarians can enjoy right at their 

Speakers and topics:
Emerging Technologies:  QR Codes and Augmented Reality
Rachel Vacek is Head of Web Services at the University of Houston Libraries and 
manages the Libraries' virtual presence and many other web-based services.  She 
presents regularly at local and national conferences and is very active within 
LITA and ACRL.  She's also proud to be a 2007 ALA Emerging Leader.
Anita Riley is the Digital & Web Projects Fellow at the University of Houston 
Libraries, where she frequently leads training sessions on technology-related 
topics. Prior to accepting this position, she has worked at a number of public 
and academic libraries.
Mobile Computing and Augmented Reality
Dr. Harry E. Pence is a SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and presently 
serves as a Faculty Fellow for Emerging Technologies at the Teaching and 
Learning with Technology Center at the State University College  at Oneonta, NY.
QR Codes: What, Why, How & Where
Robin Ashford, Reference & Distance Services Librarian, George Fox University, 
works primarily with graduate and doctoral students out of the Portland Center 
of her university. She serves students and faculty by providing reference 
services face-to-face and online using various technologies. Robin has served 
hybrid programs and distance students as an embedded librarian in the Moodle 
LMS, in virtual worlds, and most recently for a course using twitter.  As an 
early adopter, who follows emerging technologies, her interests range from 
gaming and virtual worlds to microblogging and mobile technologies. She is 
actively involved and collaborates via social media tools and is passionate 
about participating in a globally connected world.
The Future of the Sense of Place and the Library as Space
Tom Peters is the CEO of TAP Information Services, a small company that helps 
organizations and individuals innovate.  He is a librarian by training and 
inclination.  His current projects include OPAL, the Trendy Topics series of 
online conferences, ILEAD U, blogging for ALA TechSource, TAPintoIT, and 
LibraryCity, and more.  

Registration Fees: $30 for individuals; $75 for groups; $20 for 
students/unemployed; $10 for individual archive; $25 for group archive.  .Your 
registration fee provides access to all the live online presentations and 
discussions, and to the conference archive of recordings and slide sets. SJSU 
SLIS current faculty and students may attend for free.  Contact Lori Bell at 
lbell927 at gmail.com for free registration info.    

Register at:  Trendy Topics Conference Series Website:   
Start Time:  noon central/10 am pacific/1 pm eastern/11 am Mountain
End Time:  5:30 p.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. Central, 3:30 p.m. Mountain, and 2:30 
p.m. Pacific.  

More Info:  Lori Bell at lbell927 at gmail.com or 
Tom Peters at tpeters at tapinformation.com 
TAP Information Services (www.tapinformation.com) helps organizations innovate.
The School of Library and Information Science at San José State University 
(http://slisweb.sjsu.edu) offers a Master of Library and Information Science 
degree, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association. The 
School also offers a Master of Archives and Records Administration degree for 
students who are interested in pursuing a career in electronic records 
management. Additionally, the School partners with Queensland University of 
Technology to offer a doctoral program in Library and Information Science. The 
School is a recognized leader in making effective use of leading edge 
technologies for distance learning
 Lori Bell
School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University
lbell927 at gmail.com
lbell927 at yahoo.com 


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