October 4, 2015

Report and Video: Meet Marianne Kruppa, Indiana Librarian and a Google Glass Explorer

Marianne Kruppa, manager of Sights and Sounds at the St. Joseph County Public Library shares her thoughts about Google Glass in a report from the South Bend Tribune.

The article includes an embedded video of Kruppa demonstrating Google Glass.

From the Article:

What’s her favorite thing about it [Google Glass]?

“It’s cool!” she said, standing in downtown South Bend. Her glasses were giving her walking directions for the nearest coffee shop — Chicory Cafe.


Her job as manager of Sights and Sounds for the St. Joseph County Public Library requires all sorts of searches for patrons, so it’s pretty simple for her to say, “OK, Glass. Google (name of movie).”


Kruppa flew out to San Francisco to pick up her pair at the Alameda Naval Air Station.

“We went out on boats to the base and there was a Google party, with Google food, and Google champagne and everyone got to try on different Glass colors,” Kruppa said.

Though she got picked for the test program, the new shades (yes, they have a sunglasses attachment) didn’t come free — a sticker price of around $1,500, she said.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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