The New York Law Institute will have a poster at AALL Annual this year on the topic of Augmented Reality for Patron Engagement and Experiential Learning.  Please stop by and say hello, our Executive Director Lucy Curci-Gonzalez and Reference Librarian Karen Oesterle will both be there to answer questions.  Here’s a description of our poster:

Augmented reality (AR) tools allow people to view layers of information set over the real world through their mobile devices.  This type of hands-on experience with virtual reality layers combined with traditional library resources has proven quite engaging for library patrons and presents plenty of opportunities for interactivity and experiential learning. At The New York Law Institute we have run two successful augmented reality rare books exhibits which have highlighted the treasures of our collection while providing background information, images, and videos about their content to our fascinated visitors.  Learn how you too can create this type of captivating content for your own library for both promotion and teaching!