Virtual Communities and Libraries Community
As global participatory digital culture has rapidly increased, the role of the librarian as information literacy specialist has become top priority. This session will present examples for embedding information literacy into user-generated content in libraries including a MinecraftEDU project. Students built a 3D library maze to present users with digital citizenship questions to promote personal responsibility in the digital age. Brought to you by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG
The ALA ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and the ALA Communities & Virtual Libraries MIG will meet on Sunday, July 28th.
Program Title: Minecraft & Digital Citizenship
An after-school club (5th grade students in the library) built a game to promote digital citizenship in Minecraft. This project will be discussed along with the topic of gamification in education.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Meet in Second Life on Imagination Island at the Community Virtual Library Meeting Space.
Noon-1pm SLT (Pacific Time) ACRL VWIG program
1pm-2pm ALA Communities & Virtual Libraries planning session and discussion
Laura Solomon author of two books on library use of social media, librarian, and CVL volunteer (our previous webmaster and logo designer) spoke for the ALA Virtual Communities & Libraries Member Interest Group on Imagination Island at the new Community Virtual Library auditorium in Second Life on March 6th at 6 PM SLT. Her talk was well received. We had good attendance and participation.
She spoke about: How to Fail at Social Media. Lots of experts will tell you how to succeed at social media, but very few will lay out a clear path to failure. We learned what the most common points of failure are for libraries, and why libraries often aren't getting what they want out of this medium. Laura Solomon is the author of two books on social media and libraries, and she has seen many libraries enter the social media waters with no idea of how to navigate. You can purchase her books: http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Solomon/e/B00411CGKG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1362775307&sr=1-2-ent and find out if your library is on its way to a social media shipwreck and know how you might be able to change course.
Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the former Web Applications Manager for the Cleveland Public Library. She has been doing web development and design for over twelve years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She also authored a statewide web site usability study in 2004 that evaluated the site of every public library in Ohio. She specializes in developing with Drupal, as well as in web code and accessibility standards. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer. And, she spends waaayyy too much time on Facebook.
Date: Sun, 06/24/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm Timezone: US/Pacific (-8)
Virtual Communities and Libraries MIG / ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group
When: Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 212A Convention Center
Joint business meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group. Discussion will focus on ongoing projects and future plans.
Join us at the Anaheim Convention Center on Sunday, June 24, 4pm for the joint meeting of two ALA groups interested in virtual world librarianship or join us virtually in Second Life. At our ALA meetings we connect via laptops to Second Life so we can see our colleagues in SL and they can hear our voice conversation in Anaheim. Come and meet virtual friends and participate in planning future programs and events for the groups.
Our agenda includes:
ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Interest Group
- Updates and future plans, including the ALA site in Second Life, group organization and leadership, and meeting schedules for the next year
ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group
- Welcome and introductions
- Report on activities and update on the group
- Future programs and events – we’d like to hear from you, we’re planning visits to other virtual world grids, and tours or programs about Second Life and virtual worlds in an academic setting
- Announcement for July program: July 22, discussion with Aaron Barlow & Robert Leston, authors of current book, Beyond the Blogoshpere: Information and Its
Children, to be held in Second Life.