Dr. Valerie Hill is the president of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life. Formerly a school librarian, Hill is a library and information science educator with a research focus on the intersection of information literacy and global digital participatory culture. She holds a PhD in Library and Information Science.
Metaverse Libraries: Connecting Virtual World Communities
Dr. Valerie Hill
President, Community Virtual Library; Professor, Peninsula College
Founding Board Member, Metaverse Libraries; Director, Inworldz Community Virtual Library
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Location: VCARA SLURL: URL: join live session
The Community Virtual Library (CVL) has been a main hub for librarians in virtual worlds for a decade striving to embed information literacy (or metaliteracy) in immersive learning environments, including digital citizenship. Currently, CVL is branching out to other worlds, such as Inworldz and Kitely, as part of Metaverse Libraries, a combined effort among educators and information professionals to connect high quality education-oriented virtual communities as resources.
Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.
Marie Vans is a recent graduate of the Master of Library and Information Science program at the San José State University School of Information. She also has a PhD in Computer Science from Colorado State University. She currently works for HP Labs in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her interests include the use of Virtual Worlds for Librarianship and Education, as well as security printing and document analytics.
Alyse Dunavant-Jones is interested in archives and preservation and digital curation. Before pursuing a Master's degree in Library and Information Science at the San José State University School of Information, she worked in public libraries for seven years. Dunavant-Jones is part of the VCARA and SLA student groups and is active in virtual world librarianship. She is also the iSchool CASA-SAC representative and has served as a GRA for the InterPARES Trust project. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Writing with an IT minor.