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Libraries and Second Life: Getting
         Started in Virtual Reality




Susan Acampora
Systems Librarian
The College of...
Presentation Goals
• To introduce Second Life

• To introduce library initiatives in SL

• To encourage other librarians t...
Presentation Resources

  Library Resource Guide:
  Libraries and Second Life

 http://libraryguides.cnr.edu
We don’t stop playing because we
             grow old.

We grow old because we stop playing.

             George Bernard...
Where is Virtual Reality?




L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire - Camille Flammarion, 1888
Image from Wikipedia
Virtual Worlds Abound

   http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/         http://www.virtualworldsreview.com/




http://librari...
THERE
http://www.there.com
Active Worlds Educational Universe
http://www.activeworlds.com/edu/awedu.asp
MOOVE Online
http://www.moove.com
Kaneva
http://www.kaneva.com
Prototerra
http://www.prototerra.com/
Open Croquet
Open Source Application
 http://www.opencroquet.org
Second Life
http://www.secondlife.com
Second Life
• over 12 Million registered users
• Monthly traffic average
              »about 1.4 million people worldwide...
So what exactly is Second Life?
• Online 3D, Digital, Interactive,

• Social Networking Environment.

• A platform that en...
SL grew out of gaming tradition
      but it is not a game.
Unlike Gamers, SL Users :

  Do Not follow a predetermined set of
  objectives.

  and

  Do Not strive to complete tasks
...
Rather, SL is…a MUVE
    a Multi-User Virtual Environment
   – open-ended, un-restricted, and immersive,
   – imagined, cr...
SL is made up of scores of digital land parcels
 called islands that together form “the grid” or
 the whole of SL.
Inhabited by users, called “residents”
  represented by digital images of
    themselves, called “avatars.”
Who envision, own, create, and build
            their world
  A world enveloped by land, sky, sea, space….
…and gravity…yes we can fly!
Avatars can…

•   Communicate (chat, IM, or voice)
•   Travel (walk, run, drive, sail, fly, dance, swim or teleport)
•   S...
Avatars Can Even Have A Pet
A Bit of SL History
Snow Crash by
 Neal Stephenson
             1992

• A Futuristic Novel,

• characters live and function much of the time i...
Philip Rosedale




                                    -In 1999 opened Linden
Born in 1968                        Labs, o...
Second Life was originally called
  Linden World




Reminiscent of early computer games, it evolved
from a firey, battle-...
A complex, interactive community.
How do Educator’s See
    Second Life
The Horizon Report
   New Media Consortium and Educause.

   Began in 2002. Published yearly.

   Identifies emerging t...
Praise for Virtual Worlds
“ …they are growing in popularity because they combine
  many of the elements that make Web 2.0 ...
Second Life Acknowledges and
        Supports Education
• SLED Second Life for Educators Web Site
           http://second...
Educational Institutions in SL
Bradley University
Cullom-Davis Library – Peoria, ILL.
Graduate School Virtual Ed Series
        Second Life 101
Class held at SL Campus of Bradley University
NMC : New Media Consortium
NMC : New Media Consortium
         http://www.nmc.org/

NMC is an international, non-profit
consortium .

Approx. 300 edu...
A Class at NMC Campus
      http://sl.nmc.org/about/
NMC Malcolm Brown Library
NMC Movie “Seriously Engaging: The Story
  of the NMC Campus in Second Life”
     http://sl.nmc.org/2006/06/12/seriously-e...
University of Utah – Marriott Library
Stanford University Libraries
San Jose State University GSLIS
SJSU Library Student at Work
What Are Librarians Doing in SL?
• Building Virtual Libraries
• Providing Reference Services to Online
  Communities
• Creating Online Collections
• Hostin...
Preparing for the Future

   SL is in Formative stages.

   The efforts of librarians are helping to set
    the foundat...
• Research and Development
     • Exploring and Integrating New Tools for
       Better Information Delivery
Information Delivery

  – Reference (On-Site,
    Roaming)
  – Linked Objects
  – Information Architecture
  – Immersive L...
Reference Service

Synchronous Communication
            vs
Asynchronous Communication
Reference
Synchronous Communication
    Communication: Local Chat, IM, Group IM, Voice
Asycnchronous Communication
        Info Bots/Chat Bots

        These bots
        impart information
        in the abse...
Digital Objects
Some Objects Are Simply Readable




  But Most Objects Link to Information
Linking to Notecards
Linking to Places Via Teleport
Teleport Directory
Teleport to Subject Library
Objects Linking to Media:
                  Slideshows




                             Library Events


History of Virtua...
Objects Linking to Video
Objects Linking to Web Sites
That launch your web browser and
      bring you to a website.
The Virtual Harlem Bookstore
The Online Virtual Harlem Bookstore
Architecture as Information
    The Environment Speaks for Itself
Sistine Chapel at Vassar
 The Environment speaks for itself
The Globe Theatre
A Walk Through Vincent’s Starry Night
St. Pauls Cathedral
Immersive Learning Environments
 Role Playing and Re-enactments
• A Librarian may direct a patron to
      Renaissance Island to interview Henry VIII
Jousting on Renaissance Island
The Land of Lincoln
Systems Integration
SLOODLE which combines Second Life with the
Moodle learning management system.




http://web.me.com/dlaks/FSO
_Blog/LMO/E...
Libraries in Second Life
Two Major Library Initiatives

The Alliance Virtual Library

The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium
Alliance Virtual Library
•   Alliance Virtual Library                  •   Main Islands
                                  ...
Info Island Foster Library




Library collections on
agriculture, art and crafts,
astronomy, fashion,
geography, history,...
Info Island International
Information, Communications and
           Technology Library




•   General Info Tech Resources
•   Teacher’s Toolkits
•...
Sci Fi and Fantasy Portal




• A Tribute to Snow Crash
Mystery Manor
Peace Park – Religious Resources
Health Info Island




The Consumer Health and Medical Libraries - CDC
Rachelville Childrens Library




A whimsical environment of
creatures, castles, secret gardens
embedded with links to chi...
For more information on libraries in the
AVL and elsewhere see the SLED Wiki or
       Infoisland.org (AVL Blog)
The Alexandrian
Free Library Consortium
AFLC
A consortium of community-based libraries.

        Affiliated with:
        -Alliance Virtual Library,
        -The ...
Caledon
A community dedicated to the 19th
century imagination.
       Comprised of many locations and libraries
Tenderly cared for by
Director JJ Drinkwater
The Caledon Whitehorn Library
The Madam Curie Library
Reading Room
The Toussaint L'Overture
Community Library of New
        Toulouse
Dedicated to the spirit of New Orleans,
 LA and its surrounding swamplands
     and bayous from 1890-1920
Complete with a re-creation of the
 famous New Orleans cemeteries
Cobblestone streets and shops
Take a Ride on the
Streetcar Named Desire
Relax in a Cafe
New Toulouse Library
Library Exhibit
Reawakening Kate Chopin
Winterfell
The following descriptive narrative is taken from the
                Winterfell covenant.
“Winterfell is a twilight dream realm…”
“A gothic fantasy region inspired by the
magnificence of medieval castles…”
“…and the romantic elegance of Victorian
manors…”




        The Alexandrian Free
         Library Consortium
“…basking in the splendor of twilight…”




       The Alexandrian Free
        Library Consortium
“Designed and inspired by stories, dreams
and creative interpretations of reality…”
With a magestic Library
With cozy seats, a real time clock,
paintings, bookcases, and mysterious
items.
End your journey at the library with a copy
of Frankenstein or another sci fi or fantasy
book.
Amatsu Shima
Heavenly Island
An Asian inspired community devoted
to tranquility, creativity, and reflection
Filled with exquisite scenery
Getting Started
Front of Gallery
Art Galleries : The Dreams of Children
Conference Spaces




        Getting Started
And a Unique Library
Getting Started
Ariel View of Library Complex
Getting Started
Getting Started
House of Tradition – History Library
House of Poetry
Children’s Literature House
Others AFLC Libraries to explore….
  The R.F.Burton Public Library of New Babbage

  The West of Ireland Library & Cultura...
Getting Started
•   Go to http://secondlife.com
•   Check the Technical Specifications
•   Register free account
•   Creat...
Other Sites for Continued Learning
• Help Island Public
Building tutorial and sandbox to practice in

• NMC Orientation Ce...
NMC Orientation Center
Instruction Boards for Training
Virtual Ability             http://virtualability.org/



An Island dedicated to assisting people with disabilities
  expl...
Learn to Move
Manage Your Appearance
Learn to Communicate,
Make Friends, Join Groups
Navigate
Control Your Perspective
Learn to Fly
Dance
When You Are Ready to Build
             Video by Torley Linden
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcdtU485BqQ
The Ivory Tower of Primitives




“A complete self paced tutorial of the SL building system.”
More Help Getting Started F1
•   SL Support Portal
     – http://secondlife.com/support
          • Knowledge Base
       ...
Books
– Second Life: The Official Guide.
Michael Rymaszewski

– Second Life for Dummies.
Sarah Robbins and Mark Bell

– Ho...
How to Get Started as a
    Librarian in SL

Professional Development
      Opportunities
Virtual Education Series
• Graduate School of Library and Information Science – University
  of Illinois – Urbana Champaig...
Professional Development
Washington University




Professional Development
Attend Conferences
Workshop on Creating Books in SL
Attend Library Events
To Find Events: Join Groups Search SL – IM Group Owner to Join
      -Librarians of Second Life / Al...
Find Library Events
• Check the Bulletin Boards




• Check Listservs, Blogs
 AVL Blog Calendar (infoisland.org)
And
Read SL newsletters and SL
       magazines :

      Rez-Libris
RezLibris: A Magazine for Librarians
       Available monthly at   http://rezlibris.com
rezlibris Events
Rezlibris mvplayer winner
Social Networking Site:
 Second Life Librarians
http://sllibrarians.ning.com/
Volunteer Opportunities
  How to Volunteer           – Tour Guide
                             – Guide Coordinator
• IM AV...
Resources
Book and Website
http://www.virtualworldsreallibraries.info/
Rezlibris is a great venue to read and publish
              Virtual Librarianship
Library Technology Reports
May 2009
Educause Resources
   http://www.educause.edu/resources
Three Educause Reports
• A.J. Kelton. Director, Emerging Instrucctional
  Technologies, College of Humanities and Social
 ...
From the Virtual Worlds 2009
Conference: Libraries, Education and
             Museums




    http://facstaff.elon.edu/mc...
Questions and answers in a virtual world:
Educators and Librarians as Information
Providers in Second Life.

By Lorri Mon,...
NEW ONLINE JOURNAL Launched March 2009
Devoted entirely to Education in Virtual Reality


         http://jvweducation.org/
Three Articles
Luo, L. (2008, August). Reference service in
Second Life: an overview. Reference Services
Review, 36(3), 28...
Libraries and SL Library Guide


http://libraryguides.cnr.edu/

  Email: sacampora@cnr.edu
Or Use the Search and IM Feature in SL
         to Contact Our Team

• Jennifer Ransom
     SL Name =
 JennLibrarienn
    ...
• Kathy Mannino
     SL Name =
   LibKatt Follett
• Ana Fontoura
    SL Name =
Mariana Nansen
Susan Acampora
SL Name = GallateaSu Beaumont and
   and Oliver SL Name = Doobie!
This presentation is dedicated to all the
wonderful, innovative SL librarians and
educators who helped me get started!
   ...
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This presentation by Susan Acampora of The College of New Rochelle was presented at the Westchester Library Association annual conference in Tarrytown, NY on May 8,2009.

The presentation is about Second Life and Libraianship. It covers key SL library initiatives, resources for getting started, research resources, and profressional development opportunities.

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  1. 1. Libraries and Second Life: Getting Started in Virtual Reality Susan Acampora Systems Librarian The College of New Rochelle May 8, 2009
  2. 2. Presentation Goals • To introduce Second Life • To introduce library initiatives in SL • To encourage other librarians to become involved • To provide information on getting started • To share useful resources
  3. 3. Presentation Resources Library Resource Guide: Libraries and Second Life http://libraryguides.cnr.edu
  4. 4. We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw
  5. 5. Where is Virtual Reality? L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire - Camille Flammarion, 1888 Image from Wikipedia
  6. 6. Virtual Worlds Abound http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/ http://www.virtualworldsreview.com/ http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2008/08/07/around-40-virtual-worlds-in-seven- minutes/
  7. 7. THERE http://www.there.com
  8. 8. Active Worlds Educational Universe http://www.activeworlds.com/edu/awedu.asp
  9. 9. MOOVE Online http://www.moove.com
  10. 10. Kaneva http://www.kaneva.com
  11. 11. Prototerra http://www.prototerra.com/
  12. 12. Open Croquet Open Source Application http://www.opencroquet.org
  13. 13. Second Life http://www.secondlife.com
  14. 14. Second Life • over 12 Million registered users • Monthly traffic average »about 1.4 million people worldwide »402,000 from the USA Statistics: http://www.quantcast.com/secondlife.com
  15. 15. So what exactly is Second Life? • Online 3D, Digital, Interactive, • Social Networking Environment. • A platform that enables users throughout the world to create and collaborate and interact. • And, that extends and envelops the Internet into a 3 dimensional experience.
  16. 16. SL grew out of gaming tradition but it is not a game.
  17. 17. Unlike Gamers, SL Users : Do Not follow a predetermined set of objectives. and Do Not strive to complete tasks - to advance through levels of achievement to reach their goals.
  18. 18. Rather, SL is…a MUVE a Multi-User Virtual Environment – open-ended, un-restricted, and immersive, – imagined, created and managed by its users, – The 3D Internet • …Users participate in much the same activities as they would in real life, • …and in the same tasks as they do elsewhere on the internet.
  19. 19. SL is made up of scores of digital land parcels called islands that together form “the grid” or the whole of SL.
  20. 20. Inhabited by users, called “residents” represented by digital images of themselves, called “avatars.”
  21. 21. Who envision, own, create, and build their world A world enveloped by land, sky, sea, space….
  22. 22. …and gravity…yes we can fly!
  23. 23. Avatars can… • Communicate (chat, IM, or voice) • Travel (walk, run, drive, sail, fly, dance, swim or teleport) • Socialize (dances/concerts/lectures/cultural events) • Work (volunteers or for Linden Dollars L$1000 =$4 USD) • Buy, Sell, Trade RL or SL items • Own Land • Take Classes • Play or Study
  24. 24. Avatars Can Even Have A Pet
  25. 25. A Bit of SL History
  26. 26. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson 1992 • A Futuristic Novel, • characters live and function much of the time in a virtual reality called the “Metaverse” • a term often used to refer to Second Life. • Snow Crash was a major influence on the creator of Second Life.
  27. 27. Philip Rosedale -In 1999 opened Linden Born in 1968 Labs, on Linden Alley in Immersed in Sci Fi and Technology San Francisco. An Entrepreneur -Evolved his early virtual world experiments into Second Life. - SL launched April 2003
  28. 28. Second Life was originally called Linden World Reminiscent of early computer games, it evolved from a firey, battle-torn terrain featuring a humanoid named Primitar, to…
  29. 29. A complex, interactive community.
  30. 30. How do Educator’s See Second Life
  31. 31. The Horizon Report  New Media Consortium and Educause.  Began in 2002. Published yearly.  Identifies emerging technologies expected to have a significant impact on higher education.  In 2007, identified Virtual Reality as a major technology to evolve over the third adoption horizon of 4 to 5 years.
  32. 32. Praise for Virtual Worlds “ …they are growing in popularity because they combine many of the elements that make Web 2.0 really exciting: social networking, the ability to share rich media seamlessly, the ability to connect with friends, a feeling of presence, and a connection to the community. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2007_Horizon_Report.pdf “Over 200 academic institutions in SL as of 2008.” Pathfinder Linden
  33. 33. Second Life Acknowledges and Supports Education • SLED Second Life for Educators Web Site http://secondlife.com/education – SLED Blog https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/education – SLED Listserv https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators SLEDucators also maintain a SLED Wiki http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki
  34. 34. Educational Institutions in SL
  35. 35. Bradley University Cullom-Davis Library – Peoria, ILL.
  36. 36. Graduate School Virtual Ed Series Second Life 101 Class held at SL Campus of Bradley University
  37. 37. NMC : New Media Consortium
  38. 38. NMC : New Media Consortium http://www.nmc.org/ NMC is an international, non-profit consortium . Approx. 300 educational institutions. Dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.
  39. 39. A Class at NMC Campus http://sl.nmc.org/about/
  40. 40. NMC Malcolm Brown Library
  41. 41. NMC Movie “Seriously Engaging: The Story of the NMC Campus in Second Life” http://sl.nmc.org/2006/06/12/seriously-engaging-movie/  NMC Blog: The Campus Observer http://sl.nmc.org/
  42. 42. University of Utah – Marriott Library
  43. 43. Stanford University Libraries
  44. 44. San Jose State University GSLIS
  45. 45. SJSU Library Student at Work
  46. 46. What Are Librarians Doing in SL?
  47. 47. • Building Virtual Libraries • Providing Reference Services to Online Communities • Creating Online Collections • Hosting and Holding Events – Art Exhibits, Tours, Book Discussions, Classes • Volunteering in SL Libraries • Marketing • Providing SL Skills Building Workshops • Networking with colleagues around the world • Translation Programs are available
  48. 48. Preparing for the Future  SL is in Formative stages.  The efforts of librarians are helping to set the foundation for the future of distance and virtual education.
  49. 49. • Research and Development • Exploring and Integrating New Tools for Better Information Delivery
  50. 50. Information Delivery – Reference (On-Site, Roaming) – Linked Objects – Information Architecture – Immersive Learning – Integration with Existing Systems: CMS
  51. 51. Reference Service Synchronous Communication vs Asynchronous Communication
  52. 52. Reference Synchronous Communication Communication: Local Chat, IM, Group IM, Voice
  53. 53. Asycnchronous Communication Info Bots/Chat Bots These bots impart information in the absence of a librarian. Sometimes automated interactive games are used.
  54. 54. Digital Objects
  55. 55. Some Objects Are Simply Readable But Most Objects Link to Information
  56. 56. Linking to Notecards
  57. 57. Linking to Places Via Teleport
  58. 58. Teleport Directory
  59. 59. Teleport to Subject Library
  60. 60. Objects Linking to Media: Slideshows Library Events History of Virtual Reality
  61. 61. Objects Linking to Video
  62. 62. Objects Linking to Web Sites
  63. 63. That launch your web browser and bring you to a website.
  64. 64. The Virtual Harlem Bookstore
  65. 65. The Online Virtual Harlem Bookstore
  66. 66. Architecture as Information The Environment Speaks for Itself
  67. 67. Sistine Chapel at Vassar The Environment speaks for itself
  68. 68. The Globe Theatre
  69. 69. A Walk Through Vincent’s Starry Night
  70. 70. St. Pauls Cathedral
  71. 71. Immersive Learning Environments Role Playing and Re-enactments
  72. 72. • A Librarian may direct a patron to Renaissance Island to interview Henry VIII
  73. 73. Jousting on Renaissance Island
  74. 74. The Land of Lincoln
  75. 75. Systems Integration
  76. 76. SLOODLE which combines Second Life with the Moodle learning management system. http://web.me.com/dlaks/FSO _Blog/LMO/Entries/2009/5/3_ Future_Trends.html
  77. 77. Libraries in Second Life
  78. 78. Two Major Library Initiatives The Alliance Virtual Library The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium
  79. 79. Alliance Virtual Library • Alliance Virtual Library • Main Islands – Info Island International – Second Life Library Project – Info Island 1, 2 – Alliance Library System of Peoria – Infotainment Illinois – Cybrary City, 1 and 2 – Ala Arts/Info island – Started with InfoIsland and evolved to 43 island Archipelago – Renaissance Island – Health Info Island – Staffed by international – Educ Islands 1,2,3,4 volunteers 80 hrs/week – Partnered with – There are many information • Non Profit centers in each island. • Educational Institutions (SJSU) • Government Agencies (CDC)
  80. 80. Info Island Foster Library Library collections on agriculture, art and crafts, astronomy, fashion, geography, history, math, military science, sports, veterinary science, world literature.
  81. 81. Info Island International
  82. 82. Information, Communications and Technology Library • General Info Tech Resources • Teacher’s Toolkits • SL guides to building, scripting, appearances • Vendor Products Links • Freeware
  83. 83. Sci Fi and Fantasy Portal • A Tribute to Snow Crash
  84. 84. Mystery Manor
  85. 85. Peace Park – Religious Resources
  86. 86. Health Info Island The Consumer Health and Medical Libraries - CDC
  87. 87. Rachelville Childrens Library A whimsical environment of creatures, castles, secret gardens embedded with links to children’s and young adult literature
  88. 88. For more information on libraries in the AVL and elsewhere see the SLED Wiki or Infoisland.org (AVL Blog)
  89. 89. The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium
  90. 90. AFLC A consortium of community-based libraries. Affiliated with: -Alliance Virtual Library, -The Second Life Library Project, -Information Island. Provides services and resources suited to the various communities they serve.
  91. 91. Caledon
  92. 92. A community dedicated to the 19th century imagination. Comprised of many locations and libraries
  93. 93. Tenderly cared for by Director JJ Drinkwater
  94. 94. The Caledon Whitehorn Library
  95. 95. The Madam Curie Library
  96. 96. Reading Room
  97. 97. The Toussaint L'Overture Community Library of New Toulouse
  98. 98. Dedicated to the spirit of New Orleans, LA and its surrounding swamplands and bayous from 1890-1920
  99. 99. Complete with a re-creation of the famous New Orleans cemeteries
  100. 100. Cobblestone streets and shops
  101. 101. Take a Ride on the Streetcar Named Desire
  102. 102. Relax in a Cafe
  103. 103. New Toulouse Library
  104. 104. Library Exhibit Reawakening Kate Chopin
  105. 105. Winterfell The following descriptive narrative is taken from the Winterfell covenant.
  106. 106. “Winterfell is a twilight dream realm…”
  107. 107. “A gothic fantasy region inspired by the magnificence of medieval castles…”
  108. 108. “…and the romantic elegance of Victorian manors…” The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium
  109. 109. “…basking in the splendor of twilight…” The Alexandrian Free Library Consortium
  110. 110. “Designed and inspired by stories, dreams and creative interpretations of reality…”
  111. 111. With a magestic Library
  112. 112. With cozy seats, a real time clock, paintings, bookcases, and mysterious items.
  113. 113. End your journey at the library with a copy of Frankenstein or another sci fi or fantasy book.
  114. 114. Amatsu Shima Heavenly Island
  115. 115. An Asian inspired community devoted to tranquility, creativity, and reflection
  116. 116. Filled with exquisite scenery
  117. 117. Getting Started
  118. 118. Front of Gallery
  119. 119. Art Galleries : The Dreams of Children
  120. 120. Conference Spaces Getting Started
  121. 121. And a Unique Library
  122. 122. Getting Started
  123. 123. Ariel View of Library Complex
  124. 124. Getting Started
  125. 125. Getting Started
  126. 126. House of Tradition – History Library
  127. 127. House of Poetry
  128. 128. Children’s Literature House
  129. 129. Others AFLC Libraries to explore…. The R.F.Burton Public Library of New Babbage The West of Ireland Library & Cultural Center The Steeltopia Public Library The Deadwood Library Association The Librarium
  130. 130. Getting Started • Go to http://secondlife.com • Check the Technical Specifications • Register free account • Create an Avatar • Download the Second Life Viewer • Log in to enter Second Life • Arrive at Orientation Island to learn the basics of getting around, chatting, etc.
  131. 131. Other Sites for Continued Learning • Help Island Public Building tutorial and sandbox to practice in • NMC Orientation Center • Virtual Ability • The Ivory Tower of Primitives (Building Tutorials)
  132. 132. NMC Orientation Center
  133. 133. Instruction Boards for Training
  134. 134. Virtual Ability http://virtualability.org/ An Island dedicated to assisting people with disabilities explore and integrate into virtual worlds. AN EXCELLENT SITE FOR ALL BEGINNERS IN SL Provides lessons, exercises and tests Ends with • a free shopping spree to help develop appearance • a Mentor section where you may ask questions
  135. 135. Learn to Move
  136. 136. Manage Your Appearance
  137. 137. Learn to Communicate, Make Friends, Join Groups
  138. 138. Navigate
  139. 139. Control Your Perspective
  140. 140. Learn to Fly
  141. 141. Dance
  142. 142. When You Are Ready to Build Video by Torley Linden http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcdtU485BqQ
  143. 143. The Ivory Tower of Primitives “A complete self paced tutorial of the SL building system.”
  144. 144. More Help Getting Started F1 • SL Support Portal – http://secondlife.com/support • Knowledge Base • Second Life Support Videos • SL Blogs and Wikis and Forums – https://blogs.secondlife.com/ – http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/ – http://forums.secondlife.com/ • New Media Consortium Training Videos http://sl.nmc.org/wiki/Intro_videos • Videos – You Tube – SL Tutorials http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=second+life+tutori al&aq=f • SL’s Guide to Getting Started – http://static-secondlife- com.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/Second_Life_Quickstart.pdf
  145. 145. Books – Second Life: The Official Guide. Michael Rymaszewski – Second Life for Dummies. Sarah Robbins and Mark Bell – How to Do Everything with Second Life. Richard Mansfield – Designing Your Second Life. Rebecca Tapley
  146. 146. How to Get Started as a Librarian in SL Professional Development Opportunities
  147. 147. Virtual Education Series • Graduate School of Library and Information Science – University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign and the Alliance Library System http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cpd/VW/ SPRING 2009 Courses Second Life 101 and 102 Virtual World Librarianship Working with a Class in Second Life Setting Up an Educational Presence in Second Life Setting up Your Library or Museum in SL Instructional Tools for Second Life
  148. 148. Professional Development
  149. 149. Washington University Professional Development
  150. 150. Attend Conferences
  151. 151. Workshop on Creating Books in SL
  152. 152. Attend Library Events To Find Events: Join Groups Search SL – IM Group Owner to Join -Librarians of Second Life / Alliance Volunteers / Info Groupies / Second Life for Educators
  153. 153. Find Library Events • Check the Bulletin Boards • Check Listservs, Blogs AVL Blog Calendar (infoisland.org)
  154. 154. And Read SL newsletters and SL magazines : Rez-Libris
  155. 155. RezLibris: A Magazine for Librarians Available monthly at http://rezlibris.com
  156. 156. rezlibris Events
  157. 157. Rezlibris mvplayer winner
  158. 158. Social Networking Site: Second Life Librarians http://sllibrarians.ning.com/
  159. 159. Volunteer Opportunities How to Volunteer – Tour Guide – Guide Coordinator • IM AVL Library Volunteer – Reference Coordinator: Marimar Berchot – Cataloging (SL Name) – Collections – Events and Exhibits – Open to Ideas
  160. 160. Resources
  161. 161. Book and Website http://www.virtualworldsreallibraries.info/
  162. 162. Rezlibris is a great venue to read and publish Virtual Librarianship
  163. 163. Library Technology Reports May 2009
  164. 164. Educause Resources http://www.educause.edu/resources
  165. 165. Three Educause Reports • A.J. Kelton. Director, Emerging Instrucctional Technologies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University: – 7 Things You Should Know About Second Life – Virtual Worlds, Outlook Good – Second Life: Reaching into the Virtual Worlds for Real- World Learning (Excellent Tour of Sites)
  166. 166. From the Virtual Worlds 2009 Conference: Libraries, Education and Museums http://facstaff.elon.edu/mconklin/pubs/glshandout.pdf
  167. 167. Questions and answers in a virtual world: Educators and Librarians as Information Providers in Second Life. By Lorri Mon, Florida State University http://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/398/452
  168. 168. NEW ONLINE JOURNAL Launched March 2009 Devoted entirely to Education in Virtual Reality http://jvweducation.org/
  169. 169. Three Articles Luo, L. (2008, August). Reference service in Second Life: an overview. Reference Services Review, 36(3), 289-300. Ford, C., Gerardin, J., Yamamoto, M., & Gordon, K. (2008, Summer 2008). Fresh Perspectives on Reference Work in Second Life. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 47(4), 324-330 van der Ven, C. (2008, March). Second Life: A Tool for Reference and International Understanding. Reference Librarian, 49(2), 149-161.
  170. 170. Libraries and SL Library Guide http://libraryguides.cnr.edu/ Email: sacampora@cnr.edu
  171. 171. Or Use the Search and IM Feature in SL to Contact Our Team • Jennifer Ransom SL Name = JennLibrarienn Lennie
  172. 172. • Kathy Mannino SL Name = LibKatt Follett
  173. 173. • Ana Fontoura SL Name = Mariana Nansen
  174. 174. Susan Acampora SL Name = GallateaSu Beaumont and and Oliver SL Name = Doobie!
  175. 175. This presentation is dedicated to all the wonderful, innovative SL librarians and educators who helped me get started! • Including the CNR Team • Neptune Umbarundu • Puglet Dancer • JJ Drinkwater • Rocky Valejo • Lorillei Junot • Abbey Zenieth • Cleopatra Guyot • River Bremer • Sarahlin Constantine
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