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File ACRL-VWIG-2014-MW-Agenda-Notes

by Esther Grassian on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

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File VWIG-ALA-Midwinter-2014-agenda

by Joseph Floyd on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 03:06 pm

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Event "Blended Information Behaviour in Second Life": FREE Program & Meetings

by Esther Grassian on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 01:46 pm

***Cross-posted to various lists. Please share widely.***

***Cross-posted to various lists. Please share widely.***

 
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
 
Questions? esthergrassian@gmail.com
     Best,
       Esther (Alexandria Knight)

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Event Invitation to FREE Minecraft & Digital Citizenship Program, Sun. 7/28, 12-1pm SLT

by Esther Grassian on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 06:10 pm

**** Cross posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any duplication.****

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).

**** Cross posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any duplication.****

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
        http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/154/184/26

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: estherg@ucla.edu

    Look forward to seeing you there!
        Best,
            Esther Grassian/Alexandria Knight & Joe Floyd/Joe Cupla, Co-Chairs, ACRL VWIG 2013/2014     

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Discussion ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Final Report

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 06:36 pm

The ACRL VWIG met in Chicago at ALA2013 (both at the ALA headquarters in Chicago and in the virtual world of Second Life).  The final report shared accomplishments for the 2012-2013 year.

Event 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

Joint business meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group and the ALA Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group. Discussion will focus on ongoing projects and future plans.

More information about this conference session

Discussion ACRL VWIG Agenda 2013 Chicago

by Valerie Hill on Fri, May 31, 2013 at 08:49 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 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.

http://ala13.ala.org/node/10679

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Discussion Virtual Meditation: ACRL VWIG Meeting March 24, 2013

by Valerie Hill on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 03:49 pm

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

http://animoto.com/play/IRuBgCXSS5UsCckLn8Z2oQ

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

http://animoto.com/play/IRuBgCXSS5UsCckLn8Z2oQ


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/

Relevant Memberships

Association of Virtual Worlds

http://www.network.associationofvirtualworlds.com/profile/DonavanVicha

RezEd

http://rezedhub.ning.com/profiles/profile/show?id=DonavanVicha

 

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Discussion ACRL VWIG mid-year report Jan. 2013

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 01:53 pm

The mid-year report for the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group can be accessed here. The group has held monthly events, gridhops to various virtual worlds, and plans future library related programs on a global scale.

Animoto shots of ALA Midwinter 2013 ACRL VWIG meeting.

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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.

 

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