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A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
A Librarian's Second Life
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  • 1. A Librarian’s Second Life By Valibrarian Gregg
  • 2. Meet Valibrarian
  • 3. She came to Second Life in hopes of meeting fellow librarians.
  • 4. She began searching for educational opportunities in virtual reality. How will virtual reality affect libraries?
  • 5. Valibrarian met many educators from all over the globe. Here she chats with a teacher in Paris, France in Second Life (SL) on a Saturday morning before shopping in real life (RL).
  • 6. In SL you can fly and teleport!
  • 7. Valibrarian teleported to a session on Information Architecture. How has “googling” affected metadata search capabilities? Where are we headed?
  • 8. Val sat on the front row.
  • 9. An Information Architect was the featured speaker. Most avatars speak in “text chat” even though SL is now voice enabled.
  • 10. She soon become friends with librarians from Florida, Illinois, and as far away as Denmark. Joining groups with other individuals with shared interests is simple.
  • 11. Technology has challenged librarians to keep up with fast-paced changes. Virtual reality makes space and distance irrelevant.
  • 12. Valibrarian began to see the remarkable possibilities for learning and libraries within a virtual world. Individuals may feel overwhelmed but must embrace future opportunities together.
  • 13. One night Valibrarian attended a class called “Greifers- How to Handle Them.” Just like in RL, there are people out there who enjoy causing trouble. So far, Valibrarian has avoided them!
  • 14. Valibrarian was invited to “The Bookbinder’s Ball!”
  • 15. Suspended in air, over the City of Caledon, she teleported to a lovely party.
  • 16. Librarians were dressed as book characters from 19 th century novels.
  • 17. Mr. J.J. Drinkwater was a splendid host.
  • 18. Valibrarian’s daughter (in RL!) teleported to the ball to meet her mom. Ember is is the lovely lady in blue. In a white fur hat, Valibrarian came as Belle, the fiance of Ebeneezer Scrooge.
  • 19. Valibrarian lives in Texas. Her daughter lives in Seattle. The two ladies have found meeting in SL to be very enjoyable.
  • 20. After exploring Second Life for a bit, Valibrarian chose a lovely community for purchasing her own little cottage!
  • 21. Building objects (prims) and traveling to areas (sims) in Second Life allows for wonderful creativity.
  • 22. In the fall of 2007, Valibrarian enrolled in a virtual reality class with other librarians.
  • 23. SL architecture allows one to fly directly into any floor of this beautiful library tower! Notice the group of librarians on the lawn far below.
  • 24. Here Valibrarian and Ember enjoy an evening at the cottage creating and learning about prims.
  • 25. Valibrarian finds meeting in SL is more interactive than IM, chatrooms, or even a webcam. Meeting Ember (her RL daughter) here is a meaningful experience.
  • 26. One night she attended a spectacular virtual fireworks show.
  • 27. Music was broadcast to enhance the show.
  • 28. Pictures just don’t do it justice!
  • 29. Imagine this live, while sitting on a rock terrace. Valibrarian hopes to learn “machinima” soon, so virtual experiences can be recorded.
  • 30. After an evening out, Valibrarian returns to her cozy cottage.
  • 31. On Saturday afternoons, Valibrarian volunteers as a reference librarian at the Second Life International Library Ref Desk.
  • 32. Librarians host some really cool parties- like this Toga Party on a library rooftop.
  • 33. A tour of Virtual Harlem gave Valibrarian insight into the many education opportunities SL provides. Students are creating a replica of the music scene, complete with a “Cotton Club” and many other authentic places.
  • 34. The avatars gathered in front of the virtual “Apollo” are all librarians studying virtual reality.
  • 35. Learning about Josephine Baker’s influence on music becomes more real at the virtual “Moulin Rouge.”
  • 36. If you are new to Second Life, you can easily search for people, places, and events. You can also explore and enjoy the scenery all by yourself.
  • 37. Valibrarian says, “Hope to see you there!”
  • 38. www.secondlife.com Images captured on SL 2007

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