Sunday, June 11, 2006

Upcoming events at Second Life Library

Come visit Info Island and meet our partners and experience our programs.
Upcoming programs at Info Island from the Second Life Library and Medical Library include:

Each program will be offered at the Second Life Library at 1:00 p.m. sl time and 7:00 p.m. sl time. Health information is one of the leading uses of the Internet by adults. Second Life Library and Medical Library are offering some programs to help you find credible information. The programs are free. If you would like to attend, please send an IM to Lorelei Junot so we will know if we have enough participants to have a program.

June 21: Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Internet – Maxito Ricardo will show attendees how to look for health information on the internet and how to evaluate it.
June 28: EBSCO Consumer Health – The Library has received a new trial for access to Ebsco Consumer Health, a database with articles on a variety of health topics.

Thursday, June 15, 2006: Alliance Library System Online Innovation Institute Library 2.0 Extravaganza!
Speaker: Michael Stephens, Writer/Trainer/Teacher/Creator of the Tame the Web Blog

This special event is sponsored by the Alliance Online Innovation Institute. You can attend at Info Island. Audio will be offered at:
Type your name and click enter to go into the room. A small software applet will download to your computer as you enter the audio room.

Please Note: Each of the four sessions in this one-day institute will last approximately one hour. The entire institute will be repeated on Friday, June 16, 2006. You may participate either in the OPAL room of the Alliance Innovation Institute or in the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0 through the virtual reality site Second Life.
· 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 8:30 a.m. Central, 7:30 a.m. Mountain, 6:30 a.m. Pacific and Second Life, and 1:30 p.m. GMT:
WEBLOGS & LIBRARIES: An in-depth look at the Biblioblogosphere -- all things blogs, libraries and librarians. We'll discuss best practices and lessons learned to make your library blog the most dynamic area of your web site!
· 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10:00 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Mountain, 8:00 a.m. Pacific and Second Life, and 3:00 p.m. GMT:
INSTANT MESSAGING: DO YOU IM? How are libraries and librarians using Instant Messaging? This session explores a grass roots effort by many libraries to meet users where they interact online. We'll explore best practices and implementation strategies.
· 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 11:30 a.m. Central, 10:30 a.m. Mountain, 9:30 a.m. Pacific and Second Life, and 4:30 p.m. GMT:
SOCIAL SOFTWARE: A SURVEY OF WEB 2.0. Librarians are finding their users are interacting online is social spaces and sites: creating content, collaborating, and building communities? What are some of the thriving social sites? How can we participate in sites like MySpace and Facebook?
· 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 1:00 p.m. Central, noon Mountain, 11:00 a.m. Pacific and Second Life, and 6:00 p.m. GMT:
CREATING STAFF BUY IN FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES: No matter what Web 2.0 technology you start with, a key element is staff buy in. We'll present Ten Tips for Staff Buy in and offer takeaways to get the ball rolling.

Speaker Biography: Holding an MLS from Indiana University, Michael Stephens has spent the last fifteen years in public libraries working as a reference librarian, technology trainer and manager of Networked Resources and Training at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, IN. His most recent position in the public library setting was as Special Projects Librarian, focusing on technology, policy and planning. Beginning in the fall of 2006, Michael will be joining the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, IL as an Instructor.

Magic of Mysteries – The Second Life Library is building a “Mystery Manor,” castle decorated in Gothic style. Inside the Mystery Manor will be pictures of mystery authors. We will have a “Magic of Mysteries” discussion group at the Mystery Manor lead by Lorelei Junot on Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m. sl time at the Mystery Manor.
Brackish Ludwig has built a maze of authors coming soon. You can still try the maze. We also have a new rock pond garden you can come and relax at.
More programs and services are being planned. Beginning this week from 6-8 sl time, we will have staff members on the island to greet people and show them Info Island. If you would like to schedule a tour, contact Lorelei Junot.

Next week we will feature some of Info Island’s partners including the ICT library and

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Lorelei Junot or Rain Noonan.


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