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Event ACRL-VWIG May Meeting, 5/15/2016: Spiff Whitfield discusses the Virtual Pioneers

by JJ Jacobson on Wed, May 4, 2016 at 08:56 pm

ACRL-VWIG May Meeting

ACRL-VWIG May Meeting

Joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

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 Meeting - Pat Franks talks about the upcoming 7th Annual VCARA Conference

by JJ Jacobson on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 09:10 pm

ACRL-VWIG April Meeting - Pat Franks talks about the upcoming 7th Annual VCARA Conference

 

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 ACRL-VWIG March meeting: Valerie Hill leads a discussion of Sherry Turkle's new book "Reclaiming Conversation"

by JJ Jacobson on Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 07:44 pm

Valerie Hill leads a discussion of Sherry Turkle's new book "Reclaiming Conversation"

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 ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:
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

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Event January 2016 ACRL-VWIG meeting

by JJ Jacobson on Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 06:01 pm

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/

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 ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Meeting Dec 13, 2015

by Valerie Hill on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 11:42 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 ACRL Virtual World Interest Group Meeting Nov. 8, 2015

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 09:17 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 Tour of Second Life Libraries October 11th

by Valerie Hill on Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 10:29 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)

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 ACRL VWIG August Meeting

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 04:03 pm

8/23/2015 12-1:30pm SLT. joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG: 

8/23/2015 12-1:30pm SLT. joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG: 

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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Event ACRL-VWIG July Meeting - 2015-07-28

by JJ Jacobson on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 01:32 pm

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

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 Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG

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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Event Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Brown Bag, mixed reality Meet & Greet, and discussion meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group. Members will attend in person or online in the 3D Virtual World of Second Life. Guests and the merely curious are welcome.

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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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