Opportunities in the library: Teen Second Life  Kelly Czarnecki NSLS June 12, 2007 http://eye4youalliance.youthtech.info [...
Do you frequent 3D environments? <ul><li>What is a 3D environment? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I play World of Warcraft or simi...
Opportunity/Adaptation <ul><li>“ we will now be forced to adapt to the new world that digital fantasy gaming is creating”-...
Teen Second Life teen.secondlife.com <ul><li>Ages 13-17 </li></ul><ul><li>cell/credit card to sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Ad...
Teen Second Life teen.secondlife.com
Are you getting ideas for using Teen Second Life with your library? <ul><li>Yes, I can hardly wait to start! </li></ul><ul...
Characteristics  <ul><li>Important to teens: </li></ul><ul><li>-being accepted </li></ul><ul><li>-hanging out with differe...
Why We Serve Teens  in our Libraries <ul><li>We are community partners </li></ul><ul><li>Help navigate terrain (research p...
Eye4You Alliance Island <ul><li>Our island on the teen grid  </li></ul><ul><li>-ALS, PLCMC, SirsiDynix </li></ul><ul><li>O...
Eye4You Alliance <ul><li>Teens have taught building and scripting classes </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have been mentored / hav...
Benefits of a library presence in Teen Second Life <ul><li>We're learning to be resources in this 'new world' to teens and...
Taking on a Teen Second Life Project at your library <ul><li>System requirements: http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs....
How to extend programs to the virtual world <ul><li>Ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>-create videos 'inworld' </li></ul><ul><li>-d...
Some Resources <ul><li>Educators working with teens wiki: http://tinyurl.com/shcey </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Public School...
Contact <ul><li>[email_address] Skype: bluewings9 IM:BlueWings Hayek </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly Czarnecki </li></ul>
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An overview of Eye4You Alliance Island with the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

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  1. 1. Opportunities in the library: Teen Second Life Kelly Czarnecki NSLS June 12, 2007 http://eye4youalliance.youthtech.info [email_address]
  2. 2. Do you frequent 3D environments? <ul><li>What is a 3D environment? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I play World of Warcraft or similar game </li></ul><ul><li>I have seen my library users/students/kids in 3D environments </li></ul><ul><li>I don't know too much about them but provide programs involving them (i.e. RuneScape tournament, etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Opportunity/Adaptation <ul><li>“ we will now be forced to adapt to the new world that digital fantasy gaming is creating”-Edward Castronova </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Jenkins visits Teen Second Life 2006: http://tinyurl.com/27snrr </li></ul><ul><li>Play various roles </li></ul><ul><li>Develop 'real life' skills </li></ul><ul><li>Bring knowledge back into our communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Teen Second Life teen.secondlife.com <ul><li>Ages 13-17 </li></ul><ul><li>cell/credit card to sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Adults need to be approved </li></ul><ul><li>Island ownership/public and private/mainland </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with 'Main Grid' </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teen Second Life teen.secondlife.com
  6. 6. Are you getting ideas for using Teen Second Life with your library? <ul><li>Yes, I can hardly wait to start! </li></ul><ul><li>No-it would be difficult to get admin approval </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, but I'm not sure where to start </li></ul><ul><li>No-don't really see the applicability for a library </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics <ul><li>Important to teens: </li></ul><ul><li>-being accepted </li></ul><ul><li>-hanging out with different crowds </li></ul><ul><li>-trying on different identities </li></ul><ul><li>-socialize digitally (IM, MySpace, SMS) </li></ul><ul><li>-learning responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>-feeling invincible </li></ul><ul><li>-creating meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>relationships </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why We Serve Teens in our Libraries <ul><li>We are community partners </li></ul><ul><li>Help navigate terrain (research project, neighborhood, online tools) </li></ul><ul><li>Work force development </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering places </li></ul><ul><li>Build developmental assets ( http://tinyurl.com/ypedfg ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Eye4You Alliance Island <ul><li>Our island on the teen grid </li></ul><ul><li>-ALS, PLCMC, SirsiDynix </li></ul><ul><li>Opened October 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Text chat: </li></ul><ul><li>adult :”so if we’re thinking about kids creating, how about a teens gallery, teens written books, and sculptures, etc.?” </li></ul><ul><li>teen :”OHMY GOD!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>teen : “This is what the TG has been waiting for for a LONG TIME” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Eye4You Alliance <ul><li>Teens have taught building and scripting classes </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have been mentored / have mentored developer on the island </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have gathered 'interns' to help run events </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have run meetings and contests </li></ul><ul><li>Teens maintain the island </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have curated an art show </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have created web sites and podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Teens work with adults (educators, authors, etc.) that come to the island </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have created furniture for the island </li></ul><ul><li>Teens have participated in podcasting for YALSA </li></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits of a library presence in Teen Second Life <ul><li>We're learning to be resources in this 'new world' to teens and parents and those already in these worlds </li></ul><ul><li>We have more of a global reach </li></ul><ul><li>We can give teens tools and knowledge to enrich and enhance their school projects </li></ul><ul><li>We are adding value to teens learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>We are opening up partnerships with schools and other community members </li></ul><ul><li>Post: 4/30/07- www.librariansmatter.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Taking on a Teen Second Life Project at your library <ul><li>System requirements: http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php </li></ul><ul><li>installs/updates of program </li></ul><ul><li>Learning curve-plan time to 'get acquainted' with the world-have teens teach you </li></ul><ul><li>Make time to archive your project (Flickr, blog, video, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual (know why teens are there) </li></ul><ul><li>Be more than a chat room </li></ul><ul><li>Since seeing familiar brands might not faze teens, add value to your presence </li></ul>
  13. 13. How to extend programs to the virtual world <ul><li>Ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>-create videos 'inworld' </li></ul><ul><li>-design clothes for your avatar </li></ul><ul><li>-podcast/ a poetry slam </li></ul><ul><li>-work with schools to fit different subjects within sl (ESL, sculptures, be a journalist, recreate historical places, etc.) Your Ideas: </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some Resources <ul><li>Educators working with teens wiki: http://tinyurl.com/shcey </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries and Information Services in Second life: http://blog.cuip.net/dlis </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Library 2.0: infoisland.org </li></ul><ul><li>Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County: www.plcmc.org/teens/secondlife.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the New You , School Library Journal, January 2007: http://tinyurl.com/34qmya </li></ul>
  15. 15. Contact <ul><li>[email_address] Skype: bluewings9 IM:BlueWings Hayek </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly Czarnecki </li></ul>

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