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Teen Second Life: Library Services in a 3D world

Date : May 22, 2007
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 01:00:00

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Kelly Czarnecki ?Technology Education Librarian for teens and youth, ImaginOn, the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Kelly Czarnecki, Technology Education Librarian for teens and youth at ImaginOn, the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, holds a Ed.M in Educational Policy and MS in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Kelly came to PLCMC after working four years as a young adult librarian in a public library and one year in an academic library. She is co-leader of Eye4You Alliance Island, a project to offer library services in the 3D environment of Second Life for teens. She works to engage teens at her library in building new literacies that will give them competitive skills in the school and eventually work environment.

Kelly has been invited to present at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference on gaming in 2007, North Carolina Library Association Technology and Trends Conference, Computers and Libraries, Five Weeks to a Social Library, and several libraries throughout the US. Her projects have appeared in American Libraries, School Library Journal, YPulse, and the Young Adult Library Services Association. She is currently working on a Gaming column for School Library Journal, a book chapter with Information Today, and teaching an online class for librarians of YALSA.