Syndicate content

Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL) Community

In: ACRL Discussion and Interest Groups (Association of College & Research Libraries), Academic Libraries, Virtual Communities
View:   Faces | List

Discussion April 9th Session Topic: Avatars and Artificial Intelligence

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Join the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group for a discussion about the future of digital citizenship.  Our speaker will address the rights and responsibilities of avatars and AI.

Where:  Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

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

When: Sunday April 9th at noon Pacific Time

 

Join the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group for a discussion about the future of digital citizenship.  Our speaker will address the rights and responsibilities of avatars and AI.

Where:  Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

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

When: Sunday April 9th at noon Pacific Time

 

Target audience: Librarians, educators, and digital citizens (anyone interested)

More...

Discussion Digital Citizenship Exhibit Tour Mar 18th

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 08:32 pm

Join the Community Virtual  Library for the opening of the upper deck of a virtual Digital Citizenship Exhibit.  The presentations share wide perspectives of the topic which is becoming essential for all age groups in digital culture.

WHERE CVL Exhibit Area SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/182/24

WHEN 1pm Pacific Time/ 3pm Central

Event ACRL Speaker Laura Solomon Sun 3/19 noon PT

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 03:44 pm

ACRL Virtual World Interest Group

MEETING March 19th, 2017
NOON SLT

TOPIC: Beyond Basic Social Media: Moving Towards Content Marketing

Blurb: Come hear social media expert, Laura Solomon, share tips about using digital tools to promote content in new ways. Laura's books include "The Librarian's Nitty Gritty Guide to Content Marketing".

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

ACRL Virtual World Interest Group

MEETING March 19th, 2017
NOON SLT

TOPIC: Beyond Basic Social Media: Moving Towards Content Marketing

Blurb: Come hear social media expert, Laura Solomon, share tips about using digital tools to promote content in new ways. Laura's books include "The Librarian's Nitty Gritty Guide to Content Marketing".

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

https://www.amazon.com/Librarians-Nitty-Gritty-Content-Marketing/dp/0838...

 

More...

Event Virtual World Meditation (ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 03:17 pm

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to come relax and view a beautiful meditation simulation at our monthly meeting.  Ewan Bonham (Professor Scott Anstadt) will lead a meditation session and share on the topic of meditation (for health benefits).

WHERE: Community Virtual Library in Second Life

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/35/139/24

WHEN:  Sunday February 19, 2017 at NOON Pacific Time

 

 

Discussion Jan 15th ACRL VWIG Meeting: Future of Librarians in Virtual Worlds

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 03:21 pm

ACRL Virtual World Interest Group

MEETING January 15th, 2017
NOON SLT

TOPIC: Future of Librarians in Virtual Worlds

Faciliators: Dr. Valerie Hill (Valibrarian) and Dr. Marie Vans (amvans lapis)

Librarians have been using virtual worlds for over a decade and are still exploring! Come discuss future possibilities for librarians and educators and the imperative need for connecting communities as "resources".

ACRL Virtual World Interest Group

MEETING January 15th, 2017
NOON SLT

TOPIC: Future of Librarians in Virtual Worlds

Faciliators: Dr. Valerie Hill (Valibrarian) and Dr. Marie Vans (amvans lapis)

Librarians have been using virtual worlds for over a decade and are still exploring! Come discuss future possibilities for librarians and educators and the imperative need for connecting communities as "resources".

Metaverse Libraries is a consortium of libraries in virtual worlds - with the Community Virtual Library in Second Life serving as the main branch.
All are welcome to attend.

Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/34/153/24

 

More...

Discussion Dec 18 Holiday Meeting Dickens Costume Contest & A Christmas Carol Reading

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 01:55 pm

This month, the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group will celebrate the holiday season with The Dickens Project in Second Life!  Come hear a live presention of A Christmas Carol.  Dress in historical attire (circa 1843) and participate in a virtual costume contest.

When:  Sunday, December 18th noon Pacific Time -  LIVE readings

Where: The Dickens Project in Second Life

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/123/138/27

This month, the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group will celebrate the holiday season with The Dickens Project in Second Life!  Come hear a live presention of A Christmas Carol.  Dress in historical attire (circa 1843) and participate in a virtual costume contest.

When:  Sunday, December 18th noon Pacific Time -  LIVE readings

Where: The Dickens Project in Second Life

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/123/138/27

The Dickens Project ~ CVL Resource Center

This year, in collaboration with Seanchai Library and The Dickens Project, the Community Virtual Library invites you to our research exhibits.

 WHEN:  Dec. 1, 2016  (Set up Begins) – Jan. 6, 2017 (Exhibit Ends)

 WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Exhibition Area  SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/182/24

LIVE TOURS:  Sat. Dec 17th at 11am Pacific Time and Tues. Dec. 20th at 5pm Pacific Time

More...

Discussion November 20 ACRL VWIG Meeting: Engaging Students with Citations

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 05:48 pm

Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa) and Marshall Dozier (Pancha Enzyme) will be our speakers.

Topic: Engaging Students with Citations

Librarians, educators and lifelong learners are invited. Networked digital culture has created new needs and modes for understanding intellectual property. Modeling and teaching students about the need for citations has become essential.

 

WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 20th at NOON Pacific Time

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa) and Marshall Dozier (Pancha Enzyme) will be our speakers.

Topic: Engaging Students with Citations

Librarians, educators and lifelong learners are invited. Networked digital culture has created new needs and modes for understanding intellectual property. Modeling and teaching students about the need for citations has become essential.

 

WHEN:  Sunday, Nov. 20th at NOON Pacific Time

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/25/138/24

More...

Discussion ACRL VWIG Monthly Meeting: New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:46 pm

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

Title:  New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

This is a new initiative, designed as a series of brief courses, from Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island - the virtual arm of the nonprofit Ageless Mind Project co-founded by Lynne and Joshua Berrett.

Lynne -  Lissena aka Wisdomseeker in SL - has a background as a university Humanities instructor, licensed psychotherapist and performance coach. She is also certified in Gestalt Therapy and in Brain Wellness. Many of her closest friends outworld are retired librarians.  

More...

Event The Future of the Metaverse (Session for Monthly ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 04:45 pm

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.

Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning. The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

 

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
joint meeting with the ALA VCL MIG

When:  September 18th 12noon- 2pm SLT 

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

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

 

More...

Event The Future of the Metaverse (Session for Monthly ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 04:45 pm

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.

Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning. The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

 

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
joint meeting with the ALA VCL MIG

When:  September 18th 12noon- 2pm SLT 

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

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

 

More...

Pages

To provide information and activities for ACRL members and to recruit new ACRL members through virtual worlds like Second Life; to manage the ACRL presence in Second Life; to participate and support the activities of ACRL in virtual worlds on an ongoing basis; to hold meetings within these virtual environments at ALA and ACRL conferences to share information and provide professional networking opportunities.

 

Subscribe to Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)