Augmented Reality for Library Literacy

TitleAugmented Reality for Library Literacy
Faculty/College/UnitUBC Library
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Augmented reality (AR) has been identified as a key emerging educational technology, with an estimated 2-3 year time-to-adoption for academic institutions. AR refers to “any technology that blends real and virtual information in a meaningful way”. AR apps can enhance the value of library resources and provide immersive experiences in collections by layering digital resources over physical resources. AR can promote library literacy, which encompasses information literacy and other skills necessary to successful library users. We propose working with SLAIS graduate students to develop library literacy activities using AR to engage students within the library’s space and resources at the Education Library and the Chapman Learning Commons (CLC). AR technology within site specific, self-guided library tours will enhance student learning about the library while modeling AR usage in an educational context. This project will provide authentic learning opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students, and make learning and library instruction more sustainable.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2017/2018
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorWendy Traas
Year 1: Funded Amount18,006
Year 1: Team Members

Wendy Traas, Reference Librarian, Education Library, UBC Library
Alex Kuskowski, Learning Services Librarian, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Jo-Anne Naslund, Education Library
Eric Meyers, Assistant Professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
Chris Ball, Head, Education Library
Yvonne Dawydiak, Technology Integration Mentor / Manager, Educational Technology Support, Faculty of Education
Natasha Boskic, Senior Manager, Educational Technology Support, Faculty of Education
Marianne McTavish, Senior Instructor and Literacy Coordinator, Faculty of Education
Allan Cho, Community Engagement Librarian, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Project Report2017-TLEF-Final-Traas-WEB.pdf