Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL - Association of College and Research Libraries) Community
Discussion in Second Life of Part 1, Draft ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Educationby Esther Grassian on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm
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You are invited to a FREE program, "Blended Information Behaviour in Second Life," presented by Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa), University of Sheffield, sponsored by the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group (VWIG). See below for details.
DATE: Sunday, September 22, 2013
TIME: 12- 1:30 pm SLT (Pacific Time)
(12 - 12:15 pm: ACRL VWIG business meeting
12:15 - 1:15 pm Program
1:15 - 1:30 pm ALA Virtual Worlds group business meeting)
LOCATION: Community Virtual Library Meeting Area, Imagination Island
SLURL (Second Life URL): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/94/183/25/
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Sheila Webber, Senior Lecturer in the
Information School at the University of Sheffield, UK and the Director of the
Centre for Information Literacy Research will present the results of a study
investigating the information behaviour of people in Second Life. This study
can provide insights into how people can navigate the blended information
Note: Basic Second Life accounts are free, though you will need to download and use a free viewer: http://secondlife.com
Esther (Alexandria Knight)
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You are invited to a FREE program on the game of Minecraft & Digital Citizenship, scheduled for the 3D virtual world of Second Life (SL), sponsored by the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group (VWIG).
Presenter: Valerie Hill, PhD
Topic: An after school club built a game to promote digital citizenship in Minecraft. The project will be discussed along with the topic of
gamification in education.
Date & Time: Sunday, July 28th, 12 noon - 1 pm SLT (Pacific Time)
Location: Community Virtual Library Meeting Space on Imagination Island
Basic Second Life accounts are free: http://secondlife.com/
You will also need to download a free Second Life viewer in order to participate, or someone with a Second Life account can project onto a screen for group viewing and listening.
Note: The ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries (VCL) group will meet from 1 pm to 2 pm, following the Minecraft program.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend and participate in both the VWIG program and the VCL meeting.
Questions? Contact Esther Grassian: email@example.com
Look forward to seeing you there!
Esther Grassian/Alexandria Knight & Joe Floyd/Joe Cupla, Co-Chairs, ACRL VWIG 2013/2014
Virtual Worlds Interest Group/ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group Joint Meeting (ACRL)by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm
The ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group will share a year-end report at ALA 2013 in Chicago. The meeting will take place at the ALA 6th Floor Training Room and simultaneously in the virtual world of Second Life for those unable to attend the convention.
Time: 3-4pm Central (1-2pm SLT)
Location virtually is Imagination Island
The meeting is open to all interested individuals and types of librarians. The Communities in Virtual Libraries Interest Group will share jointly in the session.
The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group meeting on March 24, 2013 was on an interesting topic: virtual world meditation.
Photos of the 13 avatars (mostly librarians) in attendance can be viewed in an Animoto video at
Donavan Vichi shared meditation techniques in virtual worlds. Oberon Octagon (Donavan Vicha) oversaw the design and construction of a sim for the American Library Association. He served as admin for sim for three years, consulting for another two years before it closed due to funding issues. Beyond his professional interests, he has received a certificate from the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation as a spiritual director. He helps facilitate the training of spiritual directors in the ChristosChicago branch and is on the board of directors of Christos. He has taken his experience inworld with an appearance at the 2012 International Spirit Festival and gave a series of talks on Happiness and Spiritual Disciplines at the Island of Nirvana.
Professional journal: http://diehard03.blogspot.com/
Association of Virtual Worlds