Virtual Communities and Libraries Community
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.
Please feel free to share this information with anyone interested in participating in the Community Virtual Library Summer 2016 Exhibit in Second Life. Museums and galleries may be included.
Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds Exhibit at CVL
The Community Virtual Library in Second Life will present an exhibit of libraries and library work in virtual worlds during the summer of 2016. Libraries and individuals working within them (volunteers, friends, museum curators) are invited to prepare a poster or presentation to display on Bradley Island. Second Life libraries, as well as libraries and library activities (museum exhibits) in other virtual worlds, such as Kitely, Inworldz, Opensim or any other immersive space are encouraged to participate.
Call for Exhibit Presentation Proposals
Deadline June 3, 2016
Grand Opening of Exhibit Thursday, June 16th 5-7pm SLT
Contact Valerie Hill - Valibrarian Gregg in Second Life (or email proposal to Valibrarian@gmail.com)
Participants may request a presentation screen.
Exhibit participants may display work featuring a virtual world library project and include notecards or links to library-related work.
Each participant will be given a 10 time slot to share about virtual world librarianship at the Grand Opening on Thursday, June 16th.
ATTACHED: Call for Proposals PDF and CVL Exhibit Imag
Link to call for proposals: https://sites.google.com/site/alacvlmemberinterestgroup/
Valerie Hill, PhD
Information Literacy Consultant
ACRL-VWIG May Meeting Joint session with ALA Virtual World Interest Group: Sunday May 15th 12-1:30 pm SLT
Virtual Pioneers: Spiff Whitfield discusses immersive learning environments and the Pioneers’ virtual field trip adventures. The Virtual Pioneers started as small group of Social Studies educators in 2007. From there it has branched out to include history minded people from around the world. This presentation will highlight the journey of the Virtual Pioneers from its humble beginnings to its present day incarnation of tours and meetings aimed at understanding history and culture from around the world. The presentation will also showcase some of the work that Virtual Pioneer educators have done in the K-12 realm.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, US/Pacific
ACRL-VWIG April Meeting - Pat Franks talks about the upcoming 7th Annual VCARA Conference
ACRL-VWIG Meeting 04/17/2016
12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:
Pat Franks discusses the 2016 VCARA conference.
7th Annual VCARA Conference - April 20, 2016,
The theme of this year’s conference is “Virtual Worlds, the Future is Now”
For more on the conference see: https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/7th-annual-vcara-conference-april-20-2016-600-pm-pacific
Dr. Patricia C. Franks is Program Coordinator for the Master's Degree in Archives and Records Administration at San Jose State University.. Her research interests lie in archives, records management, and emerging technologies. She has presented at numerous conferences on a variety of topics, including social media, information governance, and virtual internships. Her work in virtual worlds has resulted in the creation of the Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration (VCARA) on the iSchool Island.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, US/Pacific
Valerie Hill leads a discussion of Sherry Turkle's new book "Reclaiming Conversation"
Joint session with ACRL Virtual World Interest Group:
Valerie Hill received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in 2007 and a PhD in Library and Information Science in 2012. Formerly a school librarian, Dr. Hill is a library and information science educator with a research focus on the intersection of information literacy and global digital participatory culture.
- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/251260#sthash.IwVLxhqc.dpuf
February 14th, 2016
12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group
Program: Thirza Ember, Art in Virtual Worlds and The Economy of Appreciation in OpenSim
Thirza Ember has been writing about artistic and literary endeavors in Second Life since 2008, in the blog http://SLArtsParks.blogspot.com.
She became actively involved in Open Sim grids in 2009, and since 2010 has been writing about her experiences there.
In 2014 she founded HG Safari, a tour group that seeks to bring together artists, musicians, geeks, and creative types in weekly travels to over 80 independent grids so far.
The group's adventures are chronicled in the blog:http://pingsfromtheafterLife.blogspot.com