Upcoming Events: September-October in VCARA

VCARA Blog

Published: September 20, 2016

Virtual worlds, virtual archives, avatars, and more … mark your calendar for these fun events!

Find below a list of VCARA’s upcoming events. We’re working hard to foster an open, creative atmosphere for veterans and newcomers alike! To subscribe to our Google Calendar, please check out our Calendar page.

Monday, 9/26/16 @ 6pm (Pacific) — VCARA Meeting
Description: Join VCARA as we discuss virtual worlds, information science, and plan events for the semester. You’ll find good company, networking and learning opportunities, and more!

Monday 10/3/16 @ 6pm (Pacific) — VCARA Archives Building Tour
Description: Virtual worlds have archiving needs too! Join the VCARA team as we show off one of our efforts in preserving iSchool Island’s past architecture, immersive learning courses, conferences, student projects, and presentations.
 
Tuesday 10/10/16 @ 6pm (Pacific) — VCARA Orientation & Shopping Trip*
Description: VCARA members Marie Vans and Alyse Dunavant-Jones will host this event for newcomers of all skill levels. The orientation will begin with a basic Second Life tutorial and presentation about VCARA. Then students will have the opportunity to follow Marie and Alyse to shopping destinations (free avatars, clothes, accessories, and even furniture!) on the iSchool Island and elsewhere in Second Life.
*Canceled due to lack of interest. If you would like to participate in a similar event in the future, please contact Dr. Pat Franks (patricia.franks@sjsu.edu).
 
Monday 10/17/16 @ 6pm (Pacific) — VCARA Meeting
Description: Join VCARA as we discuss virtual worlds, information science, and plan events for the semester. You’ll find good company, networking and learning opportunities, and more!
 
Tuesday 10/18/16 @ 6pm (Pacific) — VCARA Panel Discussion
Description: Join VCARA students, alumni, and associates as we cover how VCARA has influenced our LIS careers, including networking professional connections, fulfilling e-portfolio competencies, and interviewing for jobs.
 
For all events, please gather at the VCARA Dome 5-10 minutes prior to the event. (If you get lost, no worries! We’ll send a teleport invite to anyone on the iSchool Island before we begin.) We hope to see you there!

For information about joining VCARA in Second Life, please refer to our VCARA for Newbies blog post. To request an orientation to Second Life and/or VCARA, please email Dr. Pat Franks (patricia.franks@sjsu.edu)

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