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Nevada XR Libraries Workshop (Aug. 9, 2018): Nevada XR Libraries Workshop (Aug. 9, 2018)

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Nevada XR Libraries In-Service Workshop

The day started with a focus on the past as Jeff Kintop, administrator, NSLAPR, provided an excellent tour of the Nevada archives.

Jeff Kintop receives an appreciative hug from Churchill County Library director, Carol Lloyd

Jeff Kintop showing librarians the original Nevada constitution.

Geoff Dornan of the Nevada Press Corps getting into virtual reality with the help of Mark Andersen, co-founder and president of Lifeliqe - the extended reality content provider.

A well derseved lunch break during the "closed campus" day long training!

During the afternoon, "practice" patrons generously allowed librarians to demonstrate what they'd learned. Here Humboldt County XR librarian Kyle Ebert, left, with the Nevada State Office of Project Management's Jim King.

John MacLeod, director of XRLibraries, is helping a patron into the HTC Vive headset.

A shot of the full hardware set up require to display virtual reality content.

University of Nevada, Reno's Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center multi media production specialists, left, Luka Starmer and Michelle Rebaleati kicked of the professional development series with a "can-do" conversation with the NV XRLibraries cohort.

"Practice" patrons were on hand during the day, NSLAPR's LSTA coordinator, Sulin Jones, recieves instruction about how to use the controller.

Practice patron, Barry Smith, executive director of the Nevada Press Association, checks out a virtual reality educational program during the training session.

Mark Andersen, left, from Lifeliqe and Michael Valenti from XRLibraries demonstrate equipment set up and best practices getting into the virtual reqlity headset.

Mark Andersen, with Lifeliqe, and Virginia Evans, Creative Learning manager for the Carson City Library, introduce Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell to a virtual reality educational program

Mayor Bob stayed in the virtual reality learning experience longer than any other "test" patron throughout the day!

Carson City Mayor, Bob Crowell, fully engaged in a Lifeqliqe virtual reality experience!

Wowing Churchill County Library Director, seated, Carol Lloyd during a practice session!

On Aug. 9, 2018, over 35 librarians from across the state convened at the Nevada State Library in Carson City for a day-long in-service workshop focused on preparing librarians and library staff to deploy their XR equipment alongside representatives from content provider Lifeliqe and the non-profit XRlibaries. As with any new technology, the Oculus Vive headsets and Lifeliqe program library required a little getting used to. But with hands-on tutorials, practice sessions, Q&As, and real-time troubleshooting techniques, participants were able to delve into their new gear before deploying it to their communities via programs and promotion. 

See below for a beginning photo gallery of the day's activities and answers to your Q&As. Stay tuned here this will evolve over the next week or so!