Report: “Virtual Reality and Smoothie Bars: What’s in at Bay Area University Libraries?”
University libraries mentioned in the article:
- San Jose State
- Santa Clara University
- Sonoma State University
- UC Berkeley
- UC Santa Cruz
From The Mercury News:
Librarians at UC Berkeley are holding workshops for students on what to do with the information they collect using drones. At Stanford, they’re experimenting with virtual reality. And across the Bay Area, as more textbooks gather dust and coursework moves online, universities are reimagining their libraries.
“We’re like fish,” said Sonoma State University librarian Karen Schneider. “If we don’t keep swimming, we die.”
Students today might be digital natives, but many still come to college not knowing how to search an online database, said Cody Hennesy, Cal’s e-learning and information studies librarian. So he visits classrooms and offers workshops. Samberg, an intellectual property attorney in a past life, helps students and faculty navigate an ever-changing web of open source material, fair use policy, privacy concerns and ethics issues.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.