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Discussion Tour Metaverse Libraries in Inworldz Dec 4th

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 09:37 pm

Join librarians for a tour of a virtual world library in Inworldz on Sun Dec 4th at NOON Pacific Time. Instructions for getting to the Inworldz Library can be found at the Community Virtual Library in Second Life or here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_72dGLLcZXVWk5DbmptWkRfUHM/view?usp=sh...

 http://www.infoisland.org/news/inworldztourdec2withmetaverselibraries

 

 

 

Discussion Advocate Virtual World Librarianship

by Valerie Hill on Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 04:24 pm

The American Library Association liaison, Tina Coleman (Kay Tairov in SL), would like to meet with the Community Virtual Library staff, volunteers, librarians, and friends of libraries to discuss ways to market and advocate for virtual world librarianship.  Any input and suggestions for collaborating and recruiting new librarians will be greatly appreciated.
 

The American Library Association liaison, Tina Coleman (Kay Tairov in SL), would like to meet with the Community Virtual Library staff, volunteers, librarians, and friends of libraries to discuss ways to market and advocate for virtual world librarianship.  Any input and suggestions for collaborating and recruiting new librarians will be greatly appreciated.
 
The Community Virtual Library has two ALA groups:  The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.  Both groups are active in providing programs for librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds for high quality resources and connecting communities.
 
You are invited to join this session with Tina to plan for the future!
 
WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 13th at noon SLT
 
WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 
Hope to see you there!

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Discussion Advocate Virtual World Librarianship

by Valerie Hill on Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 04:24 pm

The American Library Association liaison, Tina Coleman (Kay Tairov in SL), would like to meet with the Community Virtual Library staff, volunteers, librarians, and friends of libraries to discuss ways to market and advocate for virtual world librarianship.  Any input and suggestions for collaborating and recruiting new librarians will be greatly appreciated.
 

The American Library Association liaison, Tina Coleman (Kay Tairov in SL), would like to meet with the Community Virtual Library staff, volunteers, librarians, and friends of libraries to discuss ways to market and advocate for virtual world librarianship.  Any input and suggestions for collaborating and recruiting new librarians will be greatly appreciated.
 
The Community Virtual Library has two ALA groups:  The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.  Both groups are active in providing programs for librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds for high quality resources and connecting communities.
 
You are invited to join this session with Tina to plan for the future!
 
WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 13th at noon SLT
 
WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 
Hope to see you there!

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Discussion Dickens Resource Center: Virtual World Research Projet

by Valerie Hill on Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 11:23 am

This year, in collaboration with Seanchai Library and The Dickens Project, the Community Virtual Library invites you to participate in research focusing on the topic of Charles Dickens and the era of A Christmas Carol.  Each researcher will be given space at the CVL Exhibit area to set up a poster, a slide viewer, and or appropriate props which may or may not also be linked -  sharing research/resources to enhance the Dickens Project.
 

Dickens Resource Center:  A Research Exhibit for the Dickens Project

This year, in collaboration with Seanchai Library and The Dickens Project, the Community Virtual Library invites you to participate in research focusing on the topic of Charles Dickens and the era of A Christmas Carol.  Each researcher will be given space at the CVL Exhibit area to set up a poster, a slide viewer, and or appropriate props which may or may not also be linked -  sharing research/resources to enhance the Dickens Project.
 

Dickens Resource Center:  A Research Exhibit for the Dickens Project

 
WHEN:  Dec. 1, 2016  (Set up Begins) – Jan. 6, 2017 (Exhibit Ends)
 
WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Exhibition Area
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/41/178/24
 
  
Consider particular aspects from Dickens' work and represent/link to more information on them. 
Some ideas might include:
•    Child Labor in the Victorian Age
•    The Education System 
•    Inheritance Laws and Practices
•    Money Lending and the Exchange
•    Courting and Marriage
•    Poverty and the Working Class
•    The practice of working families carrying their Dinners to the Bakers to be cooked (depicted in Stave Three of the story - Cale has a recipe from that era and practice that she'd be happy to share).
•    What was it that Tiny Tim was suffering from?  (Experts have conjectured for over a century, but the most recent suggestions assert it that could have been something easily treatable through diet). 
 
Contact Valibrarian Gregg in Second Life for instructions.  Be sure to credit sources.
http://www.infoisland.org/news/dickensresourcecenter

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Event Reach Your Target with Social Media

by Valerie Hill on Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 01:05 pm

"Reach Your Target with Social Media"
presented by the Community Virtual Library

WHEN: Nov 6th noon SLT- Pacific Time

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

"Reach Your Target with Social Media"
presented by the Community Virtual Library

WHEN: Nov 6th noon SLT- Pacific Time

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

Sally S. Cherry (Sarvana Haalan in SL) will share social media tips. Over the years, Sally S. Cherry, an ASCP-certified medical technologist has pursued various interest-oriented work assignments and independent projects in laboratory science, public health, HIV/AIDS awareness, technology, and e-commerce. The ultimate goal is to use the more than forty years of acquired public health experience (clinical, administrative, training, and outreach); social media knowledge; community service; and professional network for sustainable community initiatives and capacity building projects. Opportunities to work with organizations, agencies, and/or programs with mutual interests are always welcomed.

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Event Reach Your Target with Social Media

by Valerie Hill on Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 01:04 pm

"Reach Your Target with Social Media"
presented by the Community Virtual Library

WHEN: Nov 6th noon SLT- Pacific Time

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

"Reach Your Target with Social Media"
presented by the Community Virtual Library

WHEN: Nov 6th noon SLT- Pacific Time

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

Sally S. S. Cherry (Sarvana Haalan in SL) will share social media tips. Over the years, Sally S. Cherry, an ASCP-certified medical technologist has pursued various interest-oriented work assignments and independent projects in laboratory science, public health, HIV/AIDS awareness, technology, and e-commerce. The ultimate goal is to use the more than forty years of acquired public health experience (clinical, administrative, training, and outreach); social media knowledge; community service; and professional network for sustainable community initiatives and capacity building projects. Opportunities to work with organizations, agencies, and/or programs with mutual interests are always welcomed.

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Discussion Art and Music Improvisation Workshop at Community Virtual Library

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 04:57 pm

 

 

The Community Virtual Library invites you to join us for an interesting LIVE improvisational workshop inspired by our Fall Art in Virtual Worlds Exhibit.

 
ARTS & IMPROV WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY, NOV 2, 2016
12 - 1:15pm SLT
at  The CVL Event Space  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/103/33/24
 
Come have fun with us, as artists improvise from scratch using builds in response to a composer's improvisations, and vice versa.  The artists and musicians riff off of each other's creations as they unfold.
 
Marly Milena of OCTAGON:Creative Exploration is hosting this public event at CVL, and will be using voice.  Our musician, Tip Corbett, will be performing over stream as well as using voice.   Because of this,  we ask that you please arrive a few minutes early to make sure that you are able to hear both voice and stream.  Audience members must keep their mics muted, but are invited to communicate using the local chat bar.
 
Tip will be improvising to one or more paintings created by Marly.  He will also improvise to an original artist build.  After this, Tip will play an original piece, and one of more artists will build spontaneously based on what they hear.  Each musical selection will be limited to ten minutes.  Near the end of the session, those in the audience are invited to participate in a collaborative build while Tip plays.
 
It will be a fun time for all!  Please feel free to invite any of your art and/or music loving friends.  Look forward to seeing you there on November 2!
 
 

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Discussion Monthly Session- New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:45 pm

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
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

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
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

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.  

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Discussion Metaverse Libraries: a tour of virtual world librarianship (in Kitely)

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm

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.

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.

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Discussion Connecting Virtual World Communities (Session in Second Life) 9/25

by Valerie Hill on Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm

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

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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

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.

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