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The Info Island Project on Second Life

Date : Apr 03, 2007
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 01:00:00

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One of the central tenets of Library 2.0 is "go to where the users are". The online, 3D virtual world Second Life has more than 1.5 million residents all potentially needing the services that a library can provide. This session, presented by Michael Sauers of the Nebraska Library Commission will introduce attendees to the both the world of Second Life and to the Second Life Library 2.0 project and the services that it offers.

Due to the bandwidth requirements of Second Life and those of the SirsiDynix Institute attendees will not have a live Second Life experience during the session.

Michael Sauers ?Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission

Michael Sauers is the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, NE. For nine years prior to moving to Nebraska, Michael was the Internet Trainer for the Bibliographical Center for Research. He has been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group and has worked for both the New York State Library and the New York State Assembly. He is also the Webmaster for the Greece, NY Historical Society and for the SF/Fantasy author L.E. Modesitt, Jr. He earned his MLS from the University at Albany's School of Information Science and Policy in 1995, and has a BS in American Studies from SUNY Brockport. Michael is the author of eight books on technology for librarians and has written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he reads about 130 books per year.

Rhonda Trueman ?Reference Librarian, Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte

Rhonda Trueman is a MLIS graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a reference librarian and the liaison to the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte The potential for education in virtual worlds drew her to Second Life and through her work with the Second Life Library she has helped to bring library resources and programs into this environment. Currently serving as the Assistant Director /Director of Operations for the Second Life Library, she heads the collections effort there and works with various groups on projects and events.