It’s official, I’ll be giving a boatload of presentations at IL2007. I’ll be giving my RSS pre-conference, a Sony Reader CyberTour, a Creative Commons CyberTour, and participating in panel session D203/4 “The Second Life Smorgasbord: Opportunities for All Types of Libraries in a Virtual Environment” along with five other presenters. Details on this session are below. See you there!
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
D203/4 The Second Life Smorgasbord: Opportunities for All Types of Libraries in a Virtual Environment
Moderator: Rhonda Trueman, Reference Librarian, Johnson and Wales University
Rosemary Arneson, Director of Carmichael Library, University of Montevallo
Kate Fitz, Public Services Librarian, Sacramento County Public Law Library
Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission
Elisabeth Marrapodi Jacobsen, Library Director, Trinitas Hospital Library
Micki McIntyre, UMDNJ HealthyNJ Librarian, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Second Life (SL) is a 3-D virtual environment where libraries of all types (academic, school, special, and public) from all over the world are collaborating to investigate, provide and evaluate library services for residents, educators and students in a virtual environment. From information services to programs, events, and immersive environments, all types of libraries and librarians with different skill sets are needed in the virtual environment. This panel of academic, public, and special librarians discusses their libraries’ involvement in this collaborative project and how libraries and librarians can get involved, contribute to SL, and what they might learn from the experience.