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Virtual World Librarian Course T Thompson 29 Apr 2009 14:10 UTC

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Virtual World Librarianship Continuing Education Course

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),
Bill Sowers (Rocky Vallejo), 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
feel comfortable in Second Life.

Dates and times: Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 (with an optional party on
June 4) from 5:00 - 7:00 pm SL (US Pacific) time

Location: Info Island, Second Life

Cost: $125

For additional information and to register:

http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/cpd/VW/vwl.html

Tracey Thompson

Acquisitions Librarian

New Mexico State University Library

MSC 3475 P.O. Box 30006

Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006

(p) 575-646-8093

(f) 575-646-7477