Google Glass @ the Claremont Colleges Library

Starting in Spring of 2014, the Library will be exploring the teaching, learning, and research potential of Google Glass.

What is Glass?

Google Glass is a wearable computer structured like a pair of glasses. There is a small digital display in front of the right eye, and a touchpad built into the frame. Using a combination of a visual, timeline-like interface and voice commands, Google Glass allows users to explore the Internet, use a variety of Glass-specific apps, take photos and video, check e-mail, make video calls, and more.

What is it doing at the library?

In Fall 2013, a CCL Librarian was invited to become one of approximately 40,000 worldwide Google Glass “Explorers”. By acquiring a pair of Glass, the Library hopes to explore its many creative and interesting applications that can serve the teaching, learning, and academic pursuits of the Claremont Colleges.

How can I use Library Glass?

Do you have an idea about how you might use Google Glass? In Spring 2014, members of the 7C community are invited to submit proposals for short-term use of Glass in teaching, learning, and research. During the Spring 2014 semester, accepted applicants will implement Glass in their environment and then reflect briefly on their experience.

If you would like to propose your idea for using Google Glass @ the 7Cs, please go to:

Sign up for a hands-on workshop with Glass on the Love Your Library calendar.

FMI: Dani Cook ( and/or Char Booth (

Last updated: 3/2/2015 6:03:09 PM