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CVL reference has moved to the main library!  Community Virtual Library shares space with Bradley University which is close to the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Service sim.  Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/57/114/27

Friends of the Library may join our inworld group "Second Life Library 2.0" for information about programs and events.

Metaverse Libraries TOUR to Avacon Rockcliffe Library

posted Apr 25, 2017, 3:23 PM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 3:31 PM ]

Avacon Library Tour (Rockcliffe in Avacon)



Where:  Rockcliffe Library in Avacon Grid

When:  SUNDAY May 7th at noon Pacific Time

How to get to Rockcliffe Library in Avacon:

Create an account at https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/  (Or Hypergrid jump with an OS avatar.)

This is an education-and-nonprofit-only OpenSimulator Grid. It is *not* accessible from Second Life, or with the Second Life viewer. You'll need a different viewer, such as Firestorm (www.firestormviewer.org/) or Singularity (www.singularityviewer.org/).

If you already have an OpenSimulator account that is Hypergrid enabled (such as Kitely), you can Hypergrid jump to http://grid.avacon.org:8002.  Just place that address in the map.

Once you are in Avacon, look for Rockcliffe Library.

Tour Cybalounge Library

posted Apr 19, 2017, 10:17 AM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

The Community Virtual Library invites you to a Metaverse Libraries tour of Cybalounge.

 Getting into Cybalounge is easy!    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2pfovczopj8d28ybzl3RGFnck0/view?usp=sharing

WHEN: Sunday April 30th 12noon SLT (PAcific Time)

WHERE:  Copy and paste the following URL:  https://cyba.world/location.html?locationid=800000004&dl=true

Cybalounge is a web-based virtual world which requires no download.  Simply click on the link to enter Cybalounge.  Choose your avatar and name.



Virtual Poetry Contest

posted Mar 5, 2017, 1:51 PM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated May 3, 2017, 6:58 PM ]

CVL Virtual Poetry Contest 2017
Winners Announced!  Poems will be "rezzed" into our Virtual Poetry Garden and on display through August 2017.

Virtual Garden Party May 23  6pm Pacific Time
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/57/49/24

1. I have a 2nd life, legal, virtual and spiritual with lawyers, librarians & Presbyterians. I rez therefore I am. By Suemoon Magic



2. Death’s top hat will not fall

but your gown sways and swirls around you like clouds,

and you, like clouds, part with sudden lightning

    By Perplexity Peccable (in memory of Riven Homewood)


 

3. suspended

dreaming in half light while butterflies tangle in stars--   By Sheila Yoshikawa 


 

4. Pain, It shows us where Through the fissure Crack Tear Healing can begin. It exposes sin, Where we start Before we mend

By Rebekah Vernik



5. Between us Romeo and Juliet is just a step which neither one of us can make.

By Tim Timaru



6. Sunbeam pierces cloud My train of thought is broken: Snowflake melts mid-air. By Ixmal Supermarine



7. fires emblazoned on water dark, deep a lone figure rises drawn into music trance, surrender embers, floating peace

By Rhiannon Chatnoir



8. free fall... a blind fly in an empty space last kiss of a butterfly wandering prisoner in his own light circles...



By Tim Timaru



9. Sprouts of shocking green Leaves turning black into dust Pushing death t’wards birth

By Valibrarian Gregg



10. floating in your body like a ship looking to anchor deep in your being before the storm swallows us in the same feeling

By Tim Timaru

 

 


 




Digital Citizenship Exhibit 2017

posted Jan 18, 2017, 8:22 AM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 10:49 AM ]


SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/84/37/3987

       


Digital Citizenship Exhibit

at the Community Virtual Library

 

 

Grand Opening has been a grand success!  So much so... we are expanding to an "upper deck".

The Community Virtual Library in Second Life presents an exhibit on the topic of Digital Citizenship. Educators, librarians, students and lifelong learners are welcome to participate. The topic of Digital Citizenship is imperative to everyone in networked culture- from age 2 to 102.  Any element within the umbrella of global digital participatory culture may be addressed at the exhibit: privacy, cybersecurity, respect for intellectual property, online ethics, evaluation of content, or the current buzzword (fake news).

 

Exhibitors Instructions

Contact Valibrarian Gregg in Second Life for a space at our exhibit area.  Photos, notecards, signs, landmarks, links, or small demos or your artwork can be shared at the exhibit.  All displays should be set up by Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

 

Grand Opening of Exhibit Upper Deck

Each exhibit participant will be given a time slot to share about digital citizenship at the Grand Opening on Sat Mar 18th at 1pm (SLT) and at the party on Mar 23rd 7pm (SLT).  These presentations are optional and can be in voice or text. The exhibit will run from March through August 2017.

 CVL Exhibit Area SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/182/24

 

Digital Citizenship Party

 Thursday March 23rd  6pm SLT

 Join us for a celebration of digital citizenship.  Network with other artists, educators, librarians, and friends through music, dance, and conversation.

 CVL Data Cloud Party SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/84/37/3987

 

Digital Citizenship Resources

 Definition of Digital Citizenship http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/digital-citizenship-the-future-of-learning/the-definition-of-digital-citzenship/

 Elements of Digital Citizenship

http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/

 Commonsense Media Curriculum at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-citizenship

 Hill, V. (2015), Digital Citizenship Through Game Design in Minecraft. New Library World. 116 (7/8). Available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CaglgpuA6AGmWroo6i2EWTkeO5OnXv68WlYWr77C3YE/edit?usp=sharing

 

Inworldz Tour Dec 4th with Metaverse Libraries

posted Nov 15, 2016, 2:38 PM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 2:56 PM ]

The Community Virtual Library will take participants on a tour of Inworldz Library on Dec. 2, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time.  Instructions are located in our Main Branch Library (in Second Life) at the Hypergrid Resource Center.


Dickens Resource Center

posted Nov 4, 2016, 8:48 AM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 3:02 PM ]



This year, in collaboration with Seanchai Library and The Dickens Project, the Community Virtual Library invites you to participate in research focusing on the topic of Charles Dickens and the era of A Christmas Carol.  Each researcher will be given space at the CVL Exhibit area to set up a poster, a slide viewer, and or appropriate props which may or may not also be linked -  sharing research/resources to enhance the Dickens Project.

Dickens Resource Center:  A Research Exhibit for the Dickens Project


WHEN:  Dec. 1, 2016  (Set up Begins) – Jan. 6, 2017 (Exhibit Ends)

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Exhibition Area
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/41/178/24


LIVE Events
Sat. Dec. 17th 11am SLT TOUR the Exhibit 

Sun. Dec. 18th  NOON SLT Victorian Costume Contest at The Dickens Project with live readings of A Christmas Carol.

Tues. Dec. 20th 5pm SLT Tour the Exhibit with ISTE VEN educators.


Metaverse Libraries in Kitely

posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:08 AM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 8:09 AM ]

Metaverse Libraries invites you to a virtual world tour in Kitely.

When:  Sunday Oct. 2nd noon Pacific Time

Where:  Kitely Metaverse Libraries

To enter Kitely, follow instructions (CLICK HERE) and create your avatar.

Be sure to join the group "LIbrarians in Kitely" in order to teleport to our location.  (Type only the word "librarians" as Kitely is confused by the spaces in the group name.)

Valerie Hill, Marie Vans, and Alyse Dunavant-Jones will share virtual world librarianship in the immersive 3D world of Kitely.  All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to enter Kitely and create an avatar prior to October 2nd.  The virtual field trip will share the potential for virtual worlds in librarianship for all types of libraries.  Librarians and eductors, as well as anyone interested in immersive learning, are encouraged to attend.




Prim Poetry Contest Winners

posted Sep 26, 2016, 9:47 AM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 8:21 AM ]

CVL is pleased to announce the winners of our Fall 2016 Prim Poetry Contest.
The Community Virtual Library is pleased to announce the winners of the CVL Prim Poetry ebook Contest Sept. 2016!

Our winning poems have been published in a virtual world ebook at the Community Virtual Library.  Come buy a copy for $50 Lindens and help support CVL.  

Available at the CVL Bookmobile SLurl http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/77/52/24




Prim Poetry Contest Voting Begins

posted Aug 14, 2016, 12:33 PM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 8:25 AM by H C ]


Prim Poetry Writing Contest



Community Virtual Library is sponsoring a virtual world poetry contest.
Second Life URL  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/45/67/24


Dates:  Sept 1-9, 2016

View the 10 photos of artistic simulations (prim creations) on display. The 10 photos are spread out on signs among the grass and trees just behind the large Prim Poetry Contest Sign (to the South). Click on each photo to access the poems.
Vote for as many poems as you like.  Vote with any amount of Lindens. You vote will help support CVL and the writing of participants.

Winning poems will be published in a virtual world E-book.  

Questions? Contact Valibrarian Gregg or Biblio Latte.

Art in Virtual Worlds Fall 2016 Exhibit

posted Aug 11, 2016, 6:59 AM by Valibrarian Gregg   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 2:45 PM ]


       



The Community Virtual Library in Second Life presents an exhibit of art work in virtual worlds during the fall of 2016. Work of Second Life artists, as well as artists in other virtual worlds, such as Kitely, Inworldz, and Opensim will be on display.

Grand Opening of Exhibit

Monday Sept. 12th 5-7pm SLT

Overview and Schedule

Each exhibit participant will be given a time slot to share about virtual world art at the Grand Opening on Monday September 12th 5-7pm and on Saturday October 8th at 9am (SLT).  These presentations are optional and can be in voice or text,  The exhibit will run from Sept 12- Nov 15, 2016.

 SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/182/24

 

Wearable Art Celebration Party

Wednesday October 12th 6pm SLT

 Wear something artistic and join us for a celebration of virtual world art.  Network with other artists, educators, librarians, and friends to connect and share art with virtual world communities.

 SLurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/95/44/24

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