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Event Joint meeting ACRL VWIG & VCL MIG

by Valerie Hill on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:42 am

February 14th, 2016

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group

February 14th, 2016

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group

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

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

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Event Joint VCLMIG & ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Meeting Jan 17

by Valerie Hill on Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 06:42 pm

Sunday, January 17, 2016
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, US/Pacific

Sunday, January 17, 2016
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, US/Pacific

January 2016 ACRL-VWIG meeting
Sunday 01/17/2016
12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG: 
CVL Auditorium:
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University 26/140/24
Perplexity Peccable on her project using SL to make comics for health literacy outreach. http://leopardskinlibrarian.wordpress.com/
RL: Patricia F. Anderson is the Emerging Technologies Informationist for the Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

 

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Event Joint Meeting with ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Dec 13, 2015

by Valerie Hill on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 11:44 am

ACRL-VWIG/ALA VW-MIG Meeting 12/13/2015

 

Joint meeting with InfoLit Journal Club: Pancha Enzyme leads a discussion of “Assessing varied instructional approaches in the instruction of online graduate students” by Mary Francis. (see link below)

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

ACRL-VWIG/ALA VW-MIG Meeting 12/13/2015

 

Joint meeting with InfoLit Journal Club: Pancha Enzyme leads a discussion of “Assessing varied instructional approaches in the instruction of online graduate students” by Mary Francis. (see link below)

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

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

 

"Pancha/Marshall is an academic support librarian (subject librarian, medicine) at the University of Edinburgh. She selected this paper as she works extensively with online distance learners at graduate level."

 

"The Journal club is a discussion group in Second Life focusing on information literacy and other aspects of user education, open to anyone interested in the topic. The group meets monthly to discuss selected publications. The journal club was started by Marshall Dozier and Sheila Webber in 2012, and is hosted by Sheila Webber and the Centre for Information Literacy Research (Sheffield University) at Infolit iSchool."

http://infolitjournalclub.blogspot.com/

 

Article citation & link

ancis M. Assessing varied instructional approaches in the instruction of online graduate students. Library and Information Research. 2014; 38(119):3-12

Available free at http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/642/657

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Event Virtual World Dickens Project opens 12/12

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 06:44 pm

 

Issued: November 7, 2015
PRESS RELEASE 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

MEDIA CONTACTS

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
thedede@comcast.net

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns

 

Issued: November 7, 2015
PRESS RELEASE 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

MEDIA CONTACTS

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
thedede@comcast.net

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns

to Benefit

The Community Virtual Library in Second Life

 

Bradley University, Second Life – A popular festival, first presented in 2012 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of  author Charles Dickens’ birth, is returning to Second Life this December in a limited form, to benefit The Community Virtual Library. The festival is presented free to all Second Life Residents, and donations will be accepted for the Community Virtual Library: a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, connecting residents with information resources, reference services, and serving as a networking tool for information resource professionals.

 

The nine day festival will open on December 12th centering on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, presenting the novella in a variety of adaptations, in sections and in its entirety. The work is presented at different times to make the live readings accessible to residents from different parts of the globe. Other works from within the author’s vast canon are featured, and interactive information on the times and work of Charles Dickens can be explored.

 

Seanchai Library will produce the 2015 edition of The Dickens Project, presenting nearly fifteen hours of live readings between December 12 and 20th, and holding a dance and music event “Fezziwig’s Ball” on Saturday, December 19th.  The final event, a marathon “All Read” presentation of A Christmas Carol performed by a relay team of Seanchai staff, is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 20th.  The final event schedule for The Dickens Project will be released in early December.

 

In 1843 Charles Dickens prefaced his about-to-be classic tale with these words: “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”  He began the novella in October, completed it in less than six weeks. It went on to become the most successful book of the 1843 holiday season, selling six thousand copies by Christmas and continuing to be popular into the new year.

 

Dickens set out to weave a story of humanity, kindness, and benevolence which he had failed to succeed with in the under-selling Martin Chuzzlewitt. He would do so “without browbeating or scolding, or mounting a soap box.”  His book centers itself upon Christmas but, aside from the title and the timing of the tale, it is not a religious tract.  The story centers on the transformation of a single soul from miserly seclusion, to generous compassion.  Dickens did something entirely unheard of for an author of his stature in his time: he self published the book.  He hired and supervised the illustration, oversaw the book design and consulted on the advertising.  His publishers Chapman and Hall, who had demurred on the project, served only as his printers and received a fixed fee from every book sold.

 

The 2015 edition of The Dickens Project will take place in the Community Virtual Library’s exhibit space in it s home on the Bradley University Sim.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

 

It will also be accessible from Seanchai Library’s parcel immediately to the east.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/100/209/28

Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means "Storyteller" in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: "We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

 ART attached:

 -          2015 Dickens Poster (png)

-          The Dickens Project 2012 courtesy of StoryFest Events (png)

-          The Dickens Project 2013 taken by Bear Silvershade and used with his permission (jpg)

 

The first Dickens Project in 2012 was captured in a work sample video, which can be seen on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTsNZU55Ypc

 

 

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Event Joint Meeting with ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Nov 8, 2015

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 09:19 am

Meeting November 8, 2015

12-1:30pm Pacific Time (SLT)

Where: in Second Life at the Community Virtual Library Auditorium

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

Presenter: Abbey Zenith (Rhonda Trueman) on the forthcoming book on Virtual Worlds & Public Goods institutions

Meeting November 8, 2015

12-1:30pm Pacific Time (SLT)

Where: in Second Life at the Community Virtual Library Auditorium

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

Presenter: Abbey Zenith (Rhonda Trueman) on the forthcoming book on Virtual Worlds & Public Goods institutions

ABC-CLIO is publishing a new book about virtual worlds and “Public Goods” institutions. Tentatively titled Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments: Archives, Museums, and Libraries, it will be out next year. The book is being edited by Lori Bell, Pat Franks, and Rhonda Trueman. She will talk discuss the book and why it’s needed now, and answer our questions.

All are welcome.

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Discussion Joint meeting/Tour of Second Life Libraries with ACRL VWIG Oct 11

by Valerie Hill on Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

Association of College and Research Libraries Virtual World Interest Group

Sun. Oct. 11 - ACRL Tour of Libraries in Second Life @ 12 noon SLT (Pacific Time)

Meet at the Community Virtual Library

Association of College and Research Libraries Virtual World Interest Group

Sun. Oct. 11 - ACRL Tour of Libraries in Second Life @ 12 noon SLT (Pacific Time)

Meet at the Community Virtual Library

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

Beth Ghostraven will lead a tour of a variety of libraries in Second Life, followed by a discussion: "What makes a library?"

Beth S. O’Connell (Beth Ghostraven in virtual worlds) , a school librarian since 1998, has worked with Kindergarten through 12th grade students and holds a Master of Education (School Library Media) degree from James Madison University. She is adept at balancing student needs with maintaining the library collection, assisting teachers with professional development and curriculum design, and running daily library operations.

Beth came to Second Life in 2012 to network with VSTE (Virginia Society for Technology in Education), and quickly found other education groups for which she publicizes and facilitates events. She attends several inworld events weekly, and enjoys helping people connect with others. She is a VSTE Facilitator, the Producer for the ISTE Focus series, and publishes the weekly transcript for VWER (the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable). She also owns the Book & Tankard Pub in Victorian Steampunk Caledon in Second Life. Beth is also involved with VSTE’s Minecraft server, and initiated an outpost for VSTE on AvaCon’s Open Simulator grid.

A joint session with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG will follow the tour.  Anyone interested in invited to attend.

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Discussion Joint Meeting with ACRL Virtual Worlds MIG on User Interfaces Sept 20th

by Valerie Hill on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Bruce Maxim on User Interfaces

09/20/2015  

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group and ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

Bruce Maxim on User Interfaces

09/20/2015  

12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group and ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

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

 All are welcome

Dr. Bruce Maxim (BruceRobert Mizin in SL since 2007) is Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Michigan Dearborn. He’ll speak to us on User Interfaces, drawing on more than 30 years of teaching experience and research in Mathematics, C & IS, Game & UI Design, and related disciplines.

More about our speaker is here: http://www-personal.umd.umich.edu/~bmaxim/index.htm

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Discussion Info Quest opens: A new virtual world for librarians 8/30/2015

by Valerie Hill on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 02:17 pm

Anyone interested in a new web-based virtual world for libraries, education, and museums is invited to Info Quest on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at noon Pacific Time (2pm Central).

Details

Anyone interested in a new web-based virtual world for libraries, education, and museums is invited to Info Quest on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at noon Pacific Time (2pm Central).

Details

Info Quest: A Web of Worlds Seminar
http://infoquest.spruz.com
 
Watch the promo 
 
August 30th 2015 (Sunday) at 12:00pm PST/SLT - 3:00pm CST - 3:00pm EST
Featured Speakers:
~~~Dr. Valerie Hill
~~~Dr. John Jamison
~~~ John Lester
~~~Faylene Keep
Our seminar will feature four keynote speakers with experience with web-based technology for 3D immersive education. Please visit our website for more information on the speakers under "Opening Day" dropdown menu "Keynote Speakers" http://infoquest.spruz.com/keynote-speakers.htm
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Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the technology. Follow the five easy steps down below to access our worlds, thanks.
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~STEP ONE~
Download the Unity Web Player URL: http://unity3d.com/webplayer/ choose which versions for Window or Mac. 
~STEP TWO~
Register at Info Quest’s URL: http://infoquest.jibemix.com/jibe/default.aspx
~STEP THREE~
You will be asked to download “Vivox” plug-in used for voice/mic. Make sure “Vivox” is downloaded to your computer to turn on the audio will work.
~STEP FOUR~
Important please close your browser before entering Info Quest or you will not have voice/audio!!!
~STEP FIVE~
Re-start and enter Info Quest.
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Please take the time to watch the 2.5 minute video below "How to Enter Info Quest," Thank you.
2.5 Minute Video Tutorial:  http://web.photodex.com/view/26da9ax4
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Want to learn more explore our website menu, webpages, tutorials, and visit our worlds through our portals and jiways. http://infoques.spruz.com/ & http://infoquest.jibemix.com/ 
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It is highly recommended that you follow the instructions and it may take several minutes to set-up. Please allow yourself at least 20 minutes before the seminar to set-up. DO NOT USE the Internet Explorer browser it is not compatible with Jibe/Unity. We recommend Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari as your web browsers. Thank you, we hope to see you in Info Quest on Sunday August 30th 2015.

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Discussion August Virtual World Interest Group (joint meetings)

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 04:02 pm

The joint meeting of the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Group will take place on Sunday, August 23.

 

8/23/2015 12-1:30pm SLT (Pacific Time Zone)

The joint meeting of the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Group will take place on Sunday, August 23.

 

8/23/2015 12-1:30pm SLT (Pacific Time Zone)

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

Zoe Foodiboo & Steadman Kondor: Library Quilt Exchange
The Community Quilt Exchange Project is an initiative that aims to connect virtual world libraries and communities through collaborative creativity.  Zoe Foodiboo and Steadman Kondor will describe how the 1920s Berlin Project wove a virtual quilt together and will share their vision to reach out to other virtual communities to do the same.

 Zoe Foodiboo is the Head Librarian of the 1920s Berlin's Offentliche Bibliothek (public library), serving a community that reenacts daily life in Weimar Germany.  In RL, she is a museum archivist based in Hawaii. 

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Discussion Joint Meeting & Session on Education in Virtual Worlds

by Valerie Hill on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 02:26 pm

When: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, US/Pacific

July meeting: Virtual Worlds, an Educator’s View, with Lyr Lobo.

When: 
Sunday, July 26, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, US/Pacific

July meeting: Virtual Worlds, an Educator’s View, with Lyr Lobo.

Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, has taught in SL, and been an observer of the VW education scene, since 2005. As a researcher, educator, pioneer, author and futurist she is  passionate about games and simulations, education, authorship, virtual world education and socio-technical futuring. She has been a professor of Computer Science since 1996 and is a software engineer with 13 years of experience, specializing in creative thinking, game design, assessment, and a wicked sense of humor. One example of her multifacted approach to VW education is here http://tinyurl.com/LLExplEduVW

Joint session with ALA ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group

Meeting location, in the virtual world of Second Life: Community Virtual LIbrary Auditorium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 

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