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AASL in Second Life

AASL in Second Life



Learn about the library community in Second Life and the AASL-ISTE SIGMS learning community.

Learn about the library community in Second Life and the AASL-ISTE SIGMS learning community.



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    • School Librarians In Second Life
      Lisa Perez
      Chicago Public Schools Dept of Libraries
    • Library Organizations in Second Life
    • Types of Library in RL: Public Libraries – Cleveland Public Library
    • Types of Library in RL: Academic Libraries – Princeton Library
    • Types of Library in RL: State Libraries – Kansas State Library
    • Types of Libraries in RL: School Libraries – Chicago Public Schools Professional Library
    • Second Life LibrariesInfo Island
    • Second Life LibrariesCaledon Library
    • Second Life LibrariesIllumination Library
    • SL Promotes Collaboration
      ALA Virtual Worlds & Communities Member Interest Group
    • Second Life Collaboration
      • Second Life has an international community of members with translators available
      • Geographical locations not an issue
      • Disabilities minimized
      • Ability to create 3D images enhances meaning
      • Synchronous and asynchronous communication methods
    • Immersive Learning -Dante’s Inferno
    • Immersive Learning -Genome Island
    • Immersive Learning -NOAA
    • Immersive Learning -Sistene Chapel
    • Immersive Learning -Renaissance Island
    • Immersive Learning -Lincoln Memorial
    • Virtual Ability Island
    • ALA in Second Life
      Banned Book Week
    • Alliance Virtual Library
      SL Library Leader
    • ISTE in SL
      ISTE Headquarters – ISTE has four sims in SL
      Weekly speakers and networking events
    • AASL – SIGMS Librarian Learning Community
      • Meets monthly during the school year
      • Monthly orientation meetings
      • Learn about upcoming meetings from the AASL listserv, LM-NET, SIGMS listserv, SIGMS in Twitter, SIGMS in Facebook, ISTE ning.
      Will Richardson, 4/09
    • Some Previous Meetings
      David Warlick
      Mike Eisenberg
    • Some Previous Meetings
      David Loertscher
      Joyce Valenza
    • Some Previous Meetings
      Doug Johnson: Are You a Format Bigot?
    • Upcoming Meetings
      Pam Berger – Tues, Nov 10 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
      Watch the SIGMS communication channels for updated information
    • How Can You Use Second Life in Your District?
      • Become familiar with Second Life
      • Train several colleagues in Second Life
      • There are many places to initially meet free of charge
      • Take advantage of professional development already offered.
      • As SL develops usage among your colleagues, you may want to consider getting your own district sim
    • Join Groups in Second Life
      • ISTE
      • American Library Association
      • Librarians of Second Life (IM Elaine Tulip for an invitation)
      Search “Groups” tab to find groups that interest you. You will receive announcements about upcoming events.
    • Visit Places in Second Life
      Search “Places” tab to find locations to visit.
      Teleport to the selected location.
      Create a landmark if you would like to return.
    • Library Events in SL
      Author visits
      Book discussions
      Special programs
      Planning meetings
      Training workshops
      Special exhibits
      Grand openings
      Special committees
      Authors Jack Gantos & Chris Crutcher
    • Second Life’s main grid is for persons 18 years or older. It is not intended for use with students. Educators use SL to participate in virtual college courses, to attend professional development and meetings, to interact with colleagues, and to identify real-world resources. Corporations use SL for virtual meetings and employee training. SL has in-world special interest groups, professional organizations, support groups, concerts, museums, libraries, and entertainment establishments.
    • Set up an account at www.secondlife.com
    • Enter SL through the downloaded viewer
    • Issues in Using SL in School
      Bandwidth limitations
      Insufficient hardware requirements
      Keeping labs with current software
      Issues in creating accounts
      Currently only for 13-17 on Teen Grid
      Teachers need background checks
      • “By the end of 2011, 80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune 500 Enterprises) will have a “second life”, but not necessarily in Second Life, according to Gartner, Inc.”
    • Our tweens & teens come to socialize and game
    • Future of Second Life & MUVEs for Libraries
      Reference services evolve
      Archival of Second Life
      Integrated OPAC
      In-world web searches
      Incorporate audio
      More in-world training, events, and displays
      Multiple virtual universes with transport between them and accessed via search engines
    • Contact
      Lisa Perez (AV: Elaine Tulip)