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Discussion CVL Summer Exhibit: Libraries & Librarians in Virtual Worlds

by Valerie Hill on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

Issued: June 8, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

MEDIA CONTACT

Valerie Hill, PhD

valibrarian@gmail.com

 

Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds Exhibit

at CVL

 

 

Issued: June 8, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

MEDIA CONTACT

Valerie Hill, PhD

valibrarian@gmail.com

 

Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds Exhibit

at CVL

 

 

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.

 

SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/182/24

 

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!

 

SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/95/44/24

 

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Invitation (Press Release) attached.

ART attached:

 

            -photo CVL Summer Exhibit 2016sign.png
            -photo CVL Futuristic Virtual Librarian.jpg

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Event June Meeting with ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Speaker Marie Vans

by Valerie Hill on Sun, May 29, 2016 at 06:39 pm

Sunday June 19th 12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

Sunday June 19th 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

 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.

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Discussion Call for Proposals Virtual Libraries Exhibit in Second Life Summer 2016

by Valerie Hill on Sat, May 14, 2016 at 11:39 am

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

 

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.

Overview

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.

 

SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/182/24

 

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
@valibrarian

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Discussion Joint Meeting May 15th noon Pacific Time

by Valerie Hill on Wed, May 4, 2016 at 09:09 pm

ACRL-VWIG May Meeting Joint session with ALA Virtual World Interest Group: Sunday May 15th 12-1:30 pm SLT

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

ACRL-VWIG May Meeting Joint session with ALA Virtual World Interest Group: Sunday May 15th 12-1:30 pm SLT

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

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.

 

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Event APRIL 17 Joint Meeting with ACRL Virtual Worlds IG

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm

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:

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:

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

 

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.

 

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Event Virtual Book Discussion "Reclaiming Conversation"

by Valerie Hill on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

When: 
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"

https://www.worldcat.org/title/reclaiming-conversation-the-power-of-talk-in-a-digital-age/oclc/922549181/editions  

 

When: 
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"

https://www.worldcat.org/title/reclaiming-conversation-the-power-of-talk-in-a-digital-age/oclc/922549181/editions  

 

Joint session with ACRL Virtual World Interest Group: 
12-1:30pm SLT

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

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.

https://about.me/valibrarian

- See more at: http://connect.ala.org/node/251260#sthash.IwVLxhqc.dpuf

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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
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

MEDIA CONTACTS

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
thedede@comcast.net

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns

 

Issued: November 7, 2015
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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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