For immediate release | January 21, 2021

AR Tools for Library Instruction webinar presented by LIRT

CHICAGO — This ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Webinar is presented by the LIRT Teaching Learning and Technology Committee.

Learn more about augmented reality (AR) tools and best practices you can use to enhance instructional experiences in your library at this FREE webinar! Attendees will learn about a variety of tools for implementing AR and the pros and cons of each. Could AR based instruction work in your library? Discussion will include a variety of areas in which AR can provide unique and engaging experiences.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Seats are limited, so register to reserve your place now!

Leanna Fry Balcı is an Instructional Design Librarian in the information literacy program at the BYU Library. Her research focus is information literacy and English language learners. She teaches information literacy classes to first-year and advanced composition students and supervises the library’s Online Learning Unit. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English, a graduate degree in information science, and a doctorate in instructional design with a specialization in second language acquisition.

Matt Armstrong is the Online Learning and Experiential Studio Supervisor at the BYU Library. He manages a team of students who create a wide variety of learning resources for library instruction. He also supports interdisciplinary efforts in the library’s Experiential Studio, an active classroom for students and professors across campus. Prior to his position at the library, Matt worked on the exhibits team for the Thanksgiving Point children’s museums. He studied communications as an undergraduate and earned his master’s degree in instructional psychology and technology.

Webinar Outline

1. Introductions

2. Presentation Overview

3. What is AR?

4. History of AR in the library

5. Aris

6. WebAR

7. Zappar

8. Potential applications of AR in library instruction 9. Q and A

Questions? Email LIRT TLT committee co-chairs Fagdeba A. Bakoyema ( and Jennifer Hamilton (


Danielle Ponton

Program Manager for Round Tables

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)