Virtual Communities and Libraries Community
The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting. All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
DATE: Sunday Oct. 16 NOON SLT
Where: Community Virtual Library Auditorium
Title: New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training
This is a new initiative, designed as a series of brief courses, from Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island - the virtual arm of the nonprofit Ageless Mind Project co-founded by Lynne and Joshua Berrett.
Lynne - Lissena aka Wisdomseeker in SL - has a background as a university Humanities instructor, licensed psychotherapist and performance coach. She is also certified in Gestalt Therapy and in Brain Wellness. Many of her closest friends outworld are retired librarians.
Metaverse Libraries invites you to a virtual world tour in Kitely.
When: Sunday Oct. 2nd noon Pacific Time
Where: Kitely Metaverse Library
To enter Kitely, follow instructions here.
Valerie Hill, Marie Vans, and Alyse Dunavant-Jones will share virtual world librarianship in the immersive 3D world of Kitely. All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to enter Kitely and create an avatar prior to October 2nd. The virtual field trip will share the potential for virtual worlds in librarianship for all types of libraries. Librarians and eductors, as well as anyone interested in immersive learning, are encouraged to attend.
Building a professional learning network can be difficult when we encounter numerous virtual communities in various platforms of digital culture. This special session will address the topic and is open to all. Come into Second Life to participate.
Where: Community Virtual Library
When: Sunday, Sept. 25th noon Pacific Time (SLT)
Speaker: Scott Anstadt (Ewan Bonham in Second Life)
TOPIC: Connecting Virtual World Communities
Sponsored by the Community Virtual Library in Second Life and the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries MIG.
ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
Library Networking in Virtual Worlds
When: August 21 12noon- 1:30pm SLT
WHERE: Community Virtual Library Auditorium
Join librarians and educators for our monthly ACRL Virtual World Interest Group meeting. We will meet jointly with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.
Topic: Rockcliffe Library Network
Kevin Feenan, President of Rockcliffe University Consortium, will be discussing what has currently been achieved for the Rockcliffe Library Network and what the plans are for its future development.
Kevin Feenan (SL: Phelan Corrimal) is the founder of Rockcliffe University Consortium which is quickly coming up on its 10th year in service to the educational community this December.
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Come celebrate our Summer 2016 Exhibit Grand Finale "Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds" alongside friends, colleagues, librarians, and educators in an immersive learning environment.
The Community Virtual Library is open to anyone interested in the future of libraries in 3D immersive spaces. Librarians from around the globe have been networking and exploring the potential for virtual worlds for a decade at CVL.
Community Virtual Library
Summer Exhibit 2016
Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds
Grand Finale and TOUR
Date: Sat. July 30th 9amSLT
Tour the exhibit, meet presenters and colleagues to build your PLN and promote your work in virtual worlds. All are welcome to attend.
ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Meeting
July 17th, 2016
Noon - 1:30pm SLT (Pacific Time)
Speaker: Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD (Maggie Larimore in Second Life), The AZIRE Library and Learning Center
Program: Supporting a Course with a Virtual World Library
Place: Community Virtual Library Auditorium
Nancy L. Zingrone got her PhD in psychology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is a research psychologist who combines her thirty-year fascination with exceptional experiences with her passion for teaching. Dr. Zingrone is a part-time Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Northcentral University, an eager member of Dr. Nellie Deustch’s various teaching and learning networks, a Moodle and WizIQ facilitator, a community land manager and the curator of The AZIRE Library and Learning Center, both in the Chilbo Community in Second Life. Zingrone blogs on Thinking about Learning and uploads tutorials and other goodies to her YouTube channel, Teaching and Learning Online. Her contributions to psychology with her colleague and husband, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, have appeared in such journals as Imagination, Cognition and Personality, and History of Psychiatry. She’s also published on her experiences in Second Life in the June 2013 issue, and on the SLMOOC series with colleagues Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Dr. Doris Molero in the June 2016 issue of Virtual Education Journal.
Program Description: Supporting a Course with a Virtual World Library will cover the development of The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education's virtual library in Second Life (also known as The AZIRE Library) and the design and teaching of the Parapsychology Research and Education massively open online course (also known as the ParaMOOC series). The AZIRE Library serves as a bridge between Second Life and the mostly unknown marginal discipline that engages in the scholarly and scientific study of seemingly psychic experiences, providing access to the websites of the researchers, courses, and resources such as books and articles in English and Spanish. The Library also supports the Second Life discussion forum for the ParaMOOC, and provides a "home" in Second Life for ParaMOOC series and other members of the Friends of The AZIRE group.
Interested in attending a library event in a virtual world? No travel or cost involved!
Book Discussion July 12 at 5:30 pm Pacific Time (SLT)
Led by Lori Bell
WHERE: Community Virtual Library
TITLE Sisi: Empress On Her own by Allison Pataki
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Philippa Gregory, Paula McLain, and Daisy Goodwin comes a sweeping and powerful novel by Allison Pataki. Sisi tells the little-known story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, the Princess Diana of her time, in an enthralling work of historical fiction that is also a gripping page-turner.
Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth—fondly known as Sisi—captures the hearts of her people as their “fairy queen,” but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest. There she rides her beloved horses and enjoys visits from the Hungarian statesman Count Andrássy, the man with whom she’s unwittingly fallen in love. But tragic news brings Sisi out of her fragile seclusion, forcing her to return to her capital and a world of gossip, envy, and sorrow where a dangerous fate lurks in the shadows.
Through love affairs and loss, dedication and defiance, Sisi struggles against conflicting desires: to keep her family together, or to flee amid the collapse of her suffocating marriage and the gathering tumult of the First World War. In an age of crumbling monarchies, Sisi fights to assert her right to the throne beside her husband, to win the love of her people and the world, and to save an empire. But in the end, can she save herself?
Featuring larger-than-life historic figures such as Bavaria’s “Mad King Ludwig” and the tragic Crown Prince Rudolf, and set against many of Europe’s grandest sites—from Germany’s storied Neuschwanstein Castle to England’s lush shires—Sisi brings to life an extraordinary woman and the romantic, volatile era over which she presided.
Issued: June 8, 2016
Valerie Hill, PhD
Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds Exhibit
The Community Virtual Library in Second Life presents an exhibit of libraries and library work in virtual worlds during the summer of 2016. Second Life libraries, as well as libraries and library activities (museum exhibits, art galleries and educational immersive environments) in other virtual worlds, such as Kitely, Inworldz, and Opensim will be on display.
Grand Opening of Exhibit
Thursday, June 16th 5-7pm SLT
Overview and Schedule
Each exhibit participant will be given a time slot to share about virtual world librarianship at the Grand Opening on Thursday, June 16th.
Celebration Party “Come as a Futuristic Virtual Librarian”
Monday, June 20th 6pm SLT
How will libraries and virtual worlds evolve in the future? Put on your VR glasses or your space age suits and come join the celebration in contemplation of the future!
Invitation (Press Release) attached.
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Sunday June 19th 12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:
Speaker: Marie Vans
Program: Inworldz & Kitely: Librarianship in Alternative Virtual Worlds
Description from our speaker: I will talk about the Community Virtual Library in Inworldz and my STEM island in Kitely as examples of cheaper alternatives to Second Life for providing library and educational services. I will compare these worlds to Second Life in terms of cost, prims, and other important features.
amvans lapis/Marie Vans is the director of the Community Virtual Library in Inworldz and owner of STEM4Girls island Kitely. She recently completed her MLIS at San Jose State University, iSchool and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University.