Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Virtual Worlds and Libraries Seminar

Virtual Worlds and Libraries Seminar
In this seminar survey course we will explore a variety of virtual worlds and how libraries and library-related organizations are (or can be) active and effective in these worlds. We will examine virtual worlds designed for children, tween, teens, and adults. Existing, emerging, and planned virtual worlds will be covered. Throughout the course we will discuss the types of information needs evident or possible in these worlds, how libraries and library-related organizations can design and deliver content, services, environments, and information experiences to meet these needs, and the overall possibilities and trends for libraries and other public-good institutions in virtual worlds.

Instructor: Tom Peters (Maxito Ricardo)
Audience: Open to anyone interested in discussing the intersection of libraries and virtual worlds. This course will be condcuted in a seminar format.
Dates and times: March 4, 11, 18, 25 from 5:00-7:00 pm SL (US Pacific) time Location: OPAL meeting room (OPAL - Online Programming for all Libraries)Cost: $125
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Course Technology The two-hour synchronous sessions will meet online in an OPAL meeting room. Details will be provided prior to class start date. Participants will need a reliable Internet connection via DSL or cable.If you have questions, contact Marianne Steadley, 217.244.2751 or

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