Mary-Carol Lindbloom is the executive director of the South Central Regional Library Council. She holds an M.L.S. from Syracuse University and has worked in a variety of library types: university, public, museum, hospital, and library system. She serves on three school library system advisory councils. She served on the planning team for My Info Quest SMS text reference service, chairs its marketing committee, and has been involved with four collaborative virtual reference programs. She was project director for the world's first academic library virtual reference collaborative, Ready for Reference. She also coordinated Renaissance Island, a cross-disciplinary educational sim in Second Life, which includes a manor house library and the Globe Theatre.
A Librarian in Queen Elizabeth's Court: Libraries and Virtual World Learning
Executive Director, South Central Regional Library Council
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Second Life URL: join live session
Renaissance Island is a Tudor, Britain-based environment within the virtual world of Second Life. Its mission is to provide an immersive, multidisciplinary environment focused on Tudor, Britain to engage scholars, librarians, learners, and residents of Second Life, in a sustained, cross-disciplinary environment. This presentation will look at the reasons and methods for creating Renaissance Island, the role of the librarian in immersive learning, and how to form and sustain a community in a virtual world.
Technical Requirements: Computer with Internet access; Second Life avatar and Viewer.
Note: If you are new to Second Life or have not been in SL in a while, you can contact our VCARA Student Assistant, Matt Carmichael, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to meet for basic instructions (e.g., practice flying, test audio, tour VCARA).