SL – Online Library Exhibits and Events for June

Check it out!  From CAL’s Sustainable Living library Blog….

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is holding their annual conference in Denver June 27-30. An ongoing exhibit will be a Second Life representation of Denver and the conference center for participants to explore and also learn the potential of Second Life as a learning tool. As part of this SL experience, the Sustainable Living Library will be hosting a group on Sunday June 27 from 1 to 2 pm MTN time or 12 noon to 1 pm SL time. The library staff will give a brief introduction of library services and a bicycle tour of Etopia.

The library has a new exhibit to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of heart attacks, strokes and common medical terminology. There are three interactive quizes designed by a medical librarian and clinical advisory team. This is part of a real life research project to determine the effectiveness of gaming on consumer health, health care behavior, and decisions. The exhibit is located on the library’s front deck.

In addition, there is a two room exhibit on Water Resources researched and designed by Alliejnv library graduate student from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science.

Green Library in Second Life

Ever visited the 3-D virtual world of Second Life (SL)? If you do, check out Emerald City, the environmental city of SL sponsored by the Colorado Association of Libraries, research firm TAP Information Services, and the Alliance Library System in Illinois. And while there, look for the Sustainable Living Library created by Eileen Dumas (of Aurora Public Library, CO) and Victoria Petersen (of Mancos Public Library, CO) in January 2009. The Sustainable Living Library (blog) provides resources, host classes, displays exhibits, and even provides an organic green market.  They hope to soon create virtual vegan clothing made of organic cotton and hemp. Everyone is welcome including the public,  librarians, students and even teachers who could bring in their class for a lecture.  Read more in this  SLJ article.