For the Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge, RI libraries have integrated virtual reality into library programs in meaningful ways. The Warwick Public Library acquired HTC VIVE VR systems to expose the community to technology, build empathy, enhance existing library programs and empower young people to explore careers in digital content creation. Providence Community Library is using 360 degree video technology with teens to create virtual tours of Providence cultural attractions to increase access for youth during the city’s summer learning program. Leave with practical tips for using VR in your library and connecting it to existing programs.
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom]