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.
CVL Virtual Poetry Contest 2017
APRIL NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
Calling all poets! Using Twitter, the Community Virtual Library is sponsoring a Virtual Poetry Garden. Winning poems will be embedded in a virtual garden at CVL and published on our website.
We will use Twitter... so we ask for short poems in any form (haiku, free verse...).
Theme: Cycles of Life
Let the process and cycle of life, both physical and virtual, inspire you. Visit CVL to view inspirational images and words at the Virtual Poetry Garden (SLurl here).
All winning poems and all names of all poets who enter will be published on our website.
Poems must be 144 characters or less. You may post on your own Twitter account or drop in the box at the Community Virtual Library (for those who may not use Twitter themselves) and we will tweet them. The winning poems will be those with the most retweets!
The tweet must include the following: @CVL_inSL #CVLvirtualpoem (Our CVL Twitter handle and the contest hashtag). You can write a haiku or any form of poetry that fits in your tweet.
Poems must be submitted by April 15, 2017 midnight SLT
Questions? Contact Valibrarian Gregg in Second Life
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).
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Why work in a virtual world library?
Learn about 3D worlds, immersive learning environments, virtual reality and other technology trends with librarians on a global scale.
Much of life takes place in digital networked culture. Keeping up with digital tools and technology trends can be challenging. Through building a professional learning network (PLN) on a global scale. A virtual world library, like the Community Virtual Library, can be a HUB for sharing digital resources and collaborating(connecting) virtual communities.
CVL wants YOU to work with us! We are offering librarians “office hours” at the Community Virtual LIrary. If you would like to hangout in a virtual world space for an hour a week, let us know. Contact Val or Suemoon (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss training.