A presentation by Sheila Webber, Information School, University of Sheffield, UK; Elisabeth Jacobsen Marrapodi, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, USA and
Rossana I. Barrios, Biblioteca Conrado F. Asenjo, University of Puerto Rico. Presented at the LILAC (Information Literacy) conference, London, England, 19 April 2011 and in Second Life on Infolit iSchool on 13 April 2011.
The presentation identifies ways in which virtual worlds can be used to foster health information literacy, using the example of the virtual world, Second Life (SL). The presenters describe a project involving health quizzes on the web and in SL from a librarian based in the USA, a Spanish-language initiative in SL from a librarian in Puerto Rico, and a joint venture to create an installation about health information literacy.