Sunday, February 03, 2008

Introduction to Virtual World Librarianship

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Come find out what is it like to work as a librarian in the virtual world of Second Life (SL).

What skills and knowledge are needed? What resources are available? This is a hands-on course that will introduce you to providing reference services and building collections and exhibits in Second Life, to planning programs and events, and to the skills needed for the 21st century librarian in a virtual world.

Week One: Introduction to Course and Reference in SL Week Two: Collections, Resources, and Exhibits in SL Week Three: Management and Programs in SL Week Four: Skills for 21st Century Librarians in Virtual Worlds

Instructors: S. Thompson (Hypatia Dejavu), Rhonda Trueman (Abbey Zenith), Lori Bell (Lorelei Junot) and JJ Jacobson (JJ Drinkwater)

Audience: Open to anyone interested in learning more about libraries and other information resources and services in Second Life. Students should be able to navigate in Second Life.

Section One: February 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 7:30 - 9:30 am SL (US Pacific time) Section Two: April 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm SL time (US Pacific Time)

Location: Info Island, Second Life Cost: $125

Hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Alliance Library System.

For more information and to register Marianne Steadley Continuing Professional Development Program Director 501 E. Daniel St. Champaign IL 61820 217/244-2751 Fax: 217/244-3302

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