Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL) Community
Meeting November 8, 2015
12-1:30pm Pacific Time (SLT)
Where: in Second Life at the Community Virtual Library Auditorium
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.
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
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.
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.
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
08/17/2014 12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG
Program: Education in Virtual Worlds: Discussion & optional Living History participation
12-12:30 Orientation, Rocca Sorrentina OOC (Out of Character) Platform: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/85/160/2801
12-1 Tour of Rocca Sorrentina, meet at the Harbor: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/56/192/25
1-1:30 Living History Participation: in-character discussion of theater, Coffee House:
Here’s what we’ll discuss!
Make up from last month: If you weren’t able to attend the performance, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_T0wkq43zY
A Bird in the Hand, an adaptation of the play :Sleepless in Sienna" written by Talia Fenix in 2003, performed in Second Life by the Commedia Dell'Arte Company, I Sorrentini.
Visit the Commedia dell’arte exhibit in Rocca Sorrentina: “Introducing La Commedia Dell'Arte”
For those who want to know more: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm
Visit the exhibit on Shakespeare vs formal/classical 18th c theater: “Embracing the Savage: Shakespeare in the 18th Century”
Dressing the part: information on period clothes and appointments
For participation in Living History activities in the Enlightenment-era world of Rocca Sorrentina:
There are many fine historical costumers in SL, and the shops in Rocca Sorrentina (Westphalia sim) and neighboring Duché de Coeur sims carry their designs.
For those less inclined towards shopping, the cheapest accurate Enlightenment costumes are the 100$L “Baroque” outfits from Arundelain Dumart on SL Marketplace:https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/19212
N.B. Arundel also makes Elizabethan & Victorian/Steampunk outfits - make sure to
choose something with “Baroque” in its name.
For those disinclined to purchase anything at all but wish to look the part, free 18th century clothing
may be obtained here:
ee 18th c clothing - Rocca Sorrentina (both men and women)
ee 18th c clothing - Parc de Sansouci (both men and women)
(Note: This is directly below the landing point for the region. You will have to use the stairs to get there)
Le Grenier du Chateau outlet store (men)
(usethe teleport on the upper level in the back to get to the store outlet)
L’Optimiste (one women's free gown)
Armoire Fashions (one women's free gown on the wall above the armoire!)