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Indiana Pacers Bring Google Glass Technology to Central Library!

April 15, 2014

Indiana Pacers LogoThe Indianapolis Public Library will join representatives of the playoff-bound Indiana Pacers for a free public demonstration of Google Glass, the optical head-mounted display device, on Thursday, April 17 at 12 noon at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
Library visitors can learn about and experience the new technology that has been featured at recent Pacers games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Google Glass displays information in a hands-free format that allows wearers to communicate with the Internet by using voice commands.

"As Pacer Sports & Entertainment strives to be on the forefront of technology such as Google Glass that enhances the fan experience here at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, we are happy to share that technology with The Indianapolis Public Library during National Library Week," stated Rick Fuson, Chief Operating Officer at Pacer Sports & Entertainment. "PS&E certainly recognizes the community-wide impact and importance of a Library system that needs to evolve as digital media becomes an ever-increasing part of our every-day experiences."

In addition to the demonstration in Central Library's Atrium conducted by a representative of the Pacers, individuals will have an opportunity for one-on-one, hands-on instruction from trained Library staff and have their photos taken while wearing Google Glass. Following the event, the Pacers will donate two Google Glasses for the Library to provide ongoing public training.

"We are grateful to the Pacers for this unique opportunity to showcase new technology that inevitably will find its way into fabric of everyday life," said Jackie Nytes, Indy Library CEO. "As such technology develops new ways to process and display information, it's appropriate and important for the Library to be at the forefront to help our public experience such innovation."
Thursday's event, which will include appearances by the Indiana Pacemates, is being held as part of National Library Week (April 13-19), during which the public is invited to celebrate the contributions of the nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

To learn about other free special events during the week at the Indianapolis Public Library, visit www.indypl.org.