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Past events

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Discussions have been held regularly on Infolit iSchool under the aegis of the Centre for Information Literacy Research, and in June 2008 it hosted a Second Life track of the Learning Through Enquiry Alliance conference. The main organiser is Sheila Yoshikawa (Sheila Webber in Real Life). In 2009 (SL names) Pancha Enzyme, Lulu Guinness, Ishbel Hartmann and Maggie Kohime assisted as an informal organising committee. From September 2010 we have launched a SL journal club which meetings monthly. There are chat transcripts, and sometimes other material, relating to many of these events.


This is a list of the events, with the date that the event was held, and links to the chatlogs etc. The Centre for Information Literacy Research in SL (on Infolit iSchool) has boards containing notecards and links for many of these talks, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/107/223/22/. There is also a set of pictures on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/23396182@N00/sets/72157602957821703/


Adra Letov talks about information behaviour & affect 

These events were held in venues around Infolit iSchool, unless stated otherwise.


Sustaining learning for library and information science through use of a virtual world. (November 3rd 2010) Professor Diane Nahl (Adra Letov in SL, University of Hawaii) and Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa in SL, Sheffield University, i.e. me) gave a presentation previously delivered at the IFLA conference in August.
The full paper is at http://www.ifla.org/files/hq/papers/ifla76/123-webber-en.pdf and the original powerpoint at http://www.slideshare.net/sheilawebber/sustaining-learning-for-lis-through-use-of-a-virtual-world-4918718


Journal Club (27 October 2010). Sheila Yoshikawa led discussion on : Erdelez, S. (1999) "Information Encountering: It's More Than Just Bumping into Information". Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 25 (3). http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Feb-99/erdelez.html There is a short video at http://animoto.com/play/GMWF6JYMlvEuTD311c4w2g 


Ideas for the Health Information Literacy corner (October 20th 2010). We discussed ideas for the  new "Health Information Literacy corner" on Infolit iSchool. It currently has a health literacy quiz by Brielle Coronet, an HIV/AIDS information literacy exhibit by Robin Mochi, and (in the sky) a "Bird Flu" exhibit on a model of the 7 Pillars of information literacy.


Virtual Information Literacy/ Information Behaviour journal club on Infolit iSchool: first meeting (29 September 2010) Pancha Enzyme (SL name) of Edinburgh University proposed the idea, and led the first session, which discussed:
Kuhlthau, C. C., Heinstrom, J. & Todd, R. J. (2008) "The 'information search process' revisited: Is the model still useful?." Information Research [ejournal], 13(4), paper 335. http://InformationR.net/ir/13-4/paper355.html  There is a chatlog of the session here: http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/chatlog-29-september-2010.pdf and a short video from the session here http://animoto.com/play/foVBkZ3a6QsS51tPCqWSMA 



Brief report on the Creating Knowledge IV conference, Bergen, Norway (September 15th, 2010) Sheila Yoshikawa provided a short report from this conference and also talked about the poster she presented at the conference "Developing diverse learners’ conceptions of information literacy through different tools and spaces". For the conference website, see https://ck-vi.uib.no/index.php/creatingknowledge/2010


Discussion on ideas for future events on Infolit iSchool (August 31st 2010). There is a video with snippets of this meeting at  http://screenr.com/kcr and an edited version with music at http://animoto.com/play/J7avPRMKiWJS8W3BG9bamg 


Report from the information literacy sessions at the World Library and Information Conference (August 19th 2010) Sheila Yoshikawa reported back from the World Library and Information Conference (the largest international library conference, organised by IFLA) which took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-15 August, and also report from the pre-conference satellite meeting on "Information Literacy: context, community, culture" which she convened (8-9 August, also in Gothenburg). There is an exhibit of material from this satellite conference, in particular, to stimulate discussion: this is now situated at 

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/163/173/300/  There is a video tour of part of the exhibit at http://screenr.com/hY0  

The main WLIC conference website is at http://www.ifla.org/en/ifla76. The website for the pre-conference satellite is http://infolitsatellite.blogspot.com and the website for the IFLA Information Literacy Section (of which Sheila is a committee member) is http://www.ifla.org/en/information-literacy


Children's and young people's digital literacies in virtual online spaces: Dissemination conference. (19th June 2010) This was the final meeting in a seminar series funded by the Economic and Social science Research Council (ESRC). "The aim of this seminar series is to consider the digital literacy practices which take place in virtual online spaces and to explore potentialities for literacy educators. " Sheila Webber? Yoshikawa chaired the event. (There is a log of the text chat from the event at http://www.slideshare.net/sheilawebber/chatlog-19-june-v1 (the presentations used voice, but there were transcribers text chatting key points for each speaker, and the text chat also reflects discussion). A set of pictures of the event in Second Life on 19 June can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23396182@N00/sets/72157624252095321/ The speakers were as follows:
Peggy Sheehy/ (SL name: Maggie Marat) “I'm not good at Math but my avatar is”. Her powerpoint is at http://www.slideshare.net/PeggySheehy/sheffield-4544739 

Additionally, Knowclue Kidd produced two videos from Peggy Sheehy's presentation: on Body Image and on Exploring identity.
The second speaker was Rebecca Black (SL: Starseed Sodwind) “Early Childhood Literacy in Virtual Worlds.” Her website is at http://www.gse.uci.edu/person/black_r/black_r_bio.php and the text which was transcribed in the event chatlog mostly uses a text that she provided.
The third speaker was Constance Steinkuehler (SL: Constance Carnot) "Virtual worlds at the nexus of a constellation of literacy practice." Her websites are http://www.constances.org and http://www.popcosmo.org.

Available in SL are Constance Steinkuehler's presentation on the presentation board, some research posters, and you can also pick up the conference pack (including a set of virtual clothes with the seminar logos): go to  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/187/155/300/


Summer festival event (June 3rd 2010)
- 7am SL time:  presentation from Sheila Yoshikawa (Sheila Webber in RL, University of Sheffield) on "Information Literacy for 21st Century Life" (as presented at the Oeiras a Ler conference in Lisbon, Portugal, in May).
- 9am SL time. Literacia en Salud en Second Life (talk and tour; en Espanol: Pi Illios, University of Puerto Rico) see https://sites.google.com/a/upr.edu/tusaludbuscadistingueaprende/?AuthEventSource=SSO
- Noon SL time "Health Literacy in Second Life" (talk and tour; in English: Pi Illios, University of Puerto Rico) see https://sites.google.com/a/upr.edu/tusaludbuscadistingueaprende/eventos-events-in-world/libraryweekpresentation/proyecto-piloto/salud-e-hispanos/home-page-english-version


Gaming to Improve Health Literacy (13 May 2010) Brielle Coronet (Elisabeth Marrapodi in RL, Library Director, Trinitas Regional Medical Center ) presented  results from her study to investigate whether interactive games can improve Health Literacy. Brielle created an exhibit with information on heart attack and stroke, on HealthInfo island (which opened in Information Literacy week!) and she collected data from visitors. Her presentation is at http://www.slideshare.net/emarrapodi/consumer-health-literacy-study-project-2010-final-version 


Starting from zero: a librarian's involvement in a major SL initiative (6 May 2010) The Texas University  system embarked on the largest academic undertaking in Second Life, involving a learning and teaching environment of 50 islands. Razitra Artizar (Sarah Jones in RL) a librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, talked about her involvement in the initiative: the opportuinities for faculty collaboration,  challenges, lessons learned, and factors in success.


Virtual Worlds in Education... Why?!" (22 April 2010) Presentation from Silversprite Helsinki, which can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/VirtualWorldWatch/sheffield-april-2010 Over the past four years, Virtual World Watch  (www.virtualworldwatch.net) has monitored the use of environments such  as Second Life by academics in UK universities and colleges. But why  do these academics use environments which are startlingly different  (or are they?) to other forms of teaching or instructional aid? What  trends have emerged in their use? Which worlds are more popular than  others (and why) in the education community? And how is the future  looking for virtual world use in UK academia? Silversprite Helsinki (John Kirriemuir in RL) gave a presentationbased on the regular reports (8 so far) he has compiled on the ways that universities and colleges are using virtual worlds in education.  The reports, a blog and podcasts can be found at http://virtualworldwatch.net/


Report from the LILAC (UK Information Literacy) conference (8 April 2010) Pancha Enzyme and Ishbel Hartmann (who both presented at LILAC this year) reported back from this major information literacy conference, which had taken place  29-31 March 2010  (http://www.lilacconference.com/dw/).


Searching, shopping, sightseeing: literacies in virtual lives (18 March 2010) This was an official event in the ESRC Festival of Social Science (ESRC is the UK's funding council for social science research) - the only Festival event being held in SL! Researchers in information and digital literacies (Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa in SL) and Dr Julia Davies (DrJoolz Smythe in SL) talked about their research, with the emphasis on drawing out advice on more virtually literate approaches to everyday SL. The session was chaired by Professor Jackie Marsh, Head of Department in The School of Education, Sheffield University, UK (Jackie Darkstone in SL). Sheila's PowerPoint is here http://www.slideshare.net/sheilawebber/information-literate-behaviour-in-second-life-3469465 and there is a video of the whole event at http://vimeo.com/10346866 



From Library 2.0 to Library 3D – Participatory Libraries of Today (14 December 2009) Kim Zwiers (Kim Holmberg in RL) "Researcher, lecturer, entrepreneur" from Abo Akademi, Finland gave a presentation (in voice) and lead a discussion (in text chat). See http://kimholmberg.fi/tag/library-2-0/, http://www.slideshare.net/kholmber/library-20-199312 and Holmberg, K. (2009) "What is Library 2.0?" Journal of Documentation, 65 (4), 668-681.


Information Services for learners in Second Life  (December 7th 2009). The presenters were all from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland: Pancha Enzyme, Lulu Quinnell, Frank Lassard and Clint Carpaccio (and featuring the IS [Information Services] Cream van).  The chatlog of this 7 Dec event is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=2119


Between September and December 2009 the focus was on information literacy week in Second Life: see http://infolit-week-in-sl.ning.com/ and http://www.flickr.com/groups/1280355@N21/pool/


Planning meeting for "Information Literacy Week in Second Life (17 September 2009) led by Sheila Yoshikawa. Chatlog is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=1225 and the IL week in SL  ning (website) is at http://infolit-week-in-sl.ning.com


Report from the IFLA 2009 Conference (3 September 2009) from Sheila Yoshikawa (Sheila Webber in RL), who is a member of the IFLA Information Literacy Section Committee.  The chatlog is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=1060 and her blog posts on the conference are at http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/search/label/ifla09


EDINA and SL (20 August 2009)Nicola Osborne  and Andrew Bevan (RL names) talked about EDINA data services and consulted about how they could be used in SL. The chatlog is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=1061


Information providers in a virtual world (6 August 2009) Lorri Momiji (Lorri Mon in RL, Assistant Professor, Florida State University, College of Information) reported on her study. The chatlog is here http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=1063 

For background reading see: http://www.jvwresearch.org/v2n1_Mon.html


Intellectual Property (IP) and SL (30 July 2009) Discussion led by Pancha Enzyme (Edinburgh University), looking at SL issues but also how Sl can be used to raise awareness of Real Life IP issues (copyright etc.) The chatlog is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=1064


Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) and the First Year Experience (FYE) (23 July) Sheila Yoshikawa discussed how using IBL approach is part of a good FYE using the example of BSc Information Management at the Uni of Sheffield. Her presentation was in voice, but there is a log of the text chat at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=1065 and the text of her slides (i.e. the text from the SL notecard) with short notes here: http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/ibl-fye-sy.pdf


Swine flu project & Information Literacy week updates (9 July 2009)


What Information Specialists say about SL (2 July 2009) presentation by Pancha Enzyme and Zeno Silvercloud. They reported back on findings from their survey and focus group discussions on SL for for networking, collaboration and CPD. This was based on their conference presentation at EAHIL in June 2009. Here are the slides http://www.eahil2009.ie/images/Eahil/Images/papers/thurs2/dozier.pdf


Collaborating in SL: business ideas for libraries (25 June 2009) presentation by Sheila Yoshikawa, and on the same day Web 2.0 in Higher Education, a discussion led by Maggie Kohime.


An Information Literacy month? (1oth June 2009). The discussion was led by Sheila Yoshikawa. The topic was the possibility of a US national information literacy month (see http://www.infolit.org/news/campaign.html), and whether an information literacy month/week might be feasible in Second Life. There is a chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=437


Developing the Swine Flu examples of the SCONUL 7 Pillars model of Information Literacy (4th June 2009) there was session in which people discussed ways in which the build could be developed, led by Sheila Yoshikawa. The chatlog for the session is here: http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=417 and see also the page on this wiki Information Literacy builds - Swine flu


The Information Environment is Affect-Driven (21st May 2009) Adra Letov (Dr Diane Nahl in RL) led this research presentation/discussion (pictured above). She presented in Voice, but kindly provided text at IB and emotion: Dr Diane Nahl 21st May 2009. There is a chatlog from the rest of us at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=418


Second Life ... revisiting media literacy. (14 May 2009) Marty Snowpaw (Marty Keltz in Real Life) led this discussion, drawing on his rich experience with new media. The chatlog of the session is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=404


Focus group on using Second Life for collaborating and networking. (30 April) This was facilitated by Pancha Enzyme, and is contributing to a study on library and information professionals collaborating in SL.


Impressions of the LILAC conference (23 April 2009) Sheila Yoshikawa, Ishbel Hartmann and Pancha Enzyme gave their picks from the UK's LILAC (information literacy) conference. The chatlog is posted at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=397


The Academic Librarian in Second Life (13 November 2008) The presenter was Robin Mochi, who used Voice and therefore is absent from the chat dialogue at .http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=339 However there was a pretty lively conversation from the other participants. Robin's initial focus was on her role as an academic librarian assisting a faculty member with his first class in SL. Robin provided a link to a presentation she had given on the topic:: http://www.slideshare.net/RobinAshford/academic-librarian-in-second-life-presentation


Exploration of Infolit iSchool (10 November 2008) Tour of the island. There is a notecard with landmarks and commentary here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/128/224/22/ and the text of the notecard is on the wiki here


Out of school play in online virtual worlds and the implications for literacy learning (6th November 2008). This was a presentation by Jackie Darkstone (Jackie Marsh in RL) and the chatlog is here: http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=337


Information Literacy and employability (30th October) Discussion led by Sheila Yoshikawa.


Reflections on the conference L'education à la culture informationnelle (24th October 2008) Report back from two speakers at this real life conference held in Lille, France: Sheila Yoshikawa and Leroimystere Alexandre.


Modes of library services in Second Life (22 October 2008) Discussion led by Maggie Kohime.


Developing 3D models of information literacy (2nd and 8th October 2008) Discussions on how to develop 3D versions of the SCONUL 7 Pillars model of information literacy. There are some notes from the first session on the wiki here. There is also some building on the island.


Inquiry based learning applied in Second Life teaching (28 August) North Lamar talked about his teaching in SL.


Research in Information Literacy (14 August 2008) Two presentations from a Real Life seminar the previous day, from Yazdan Mansourian and Pam McKinney.


A Second Life model of Multiple Intelligences (5 August 2008) Zotarah Shepherd described and toured us round the model she has built, based on Gardiner's concept of Multiple Intelligencies.


Blogging and Second Life (31 July 2008) Discussion led by Sheila Yoshikawa. Chat log at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=316


LTEA (Learning Through Enquiry Alliance) 2008 conference: Second Life track. (26 June 2008) There are reports, links to chatlogs and photos at http://networked-inquiry.pbwiki.com/About+LTEA2008+in+Second+Life


Facebook and Information literacy (June 2008) Discussion led by Sheila Yoshikawa. Chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=300, blog entry at http://adventuresofyoshikawa.blogspot.com/2008/06/facebook-and-information-literacy.html


Expanding Information Literacy Using In-World Tools (29 May 2008) Discussion led Robin Mochi about tools such as Sloog and the Salamander HUD. Chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=288 and background information at http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/mochi-29-may.pdf


About Infolit iSchool (20 May) Sheila Yoshikawa answers questions about activities + discusses learning spaces. No chatlog, blog entry at (scroll down for brief report; main part relates to next meeting) http://adventuresofyoshikawa.blogspot.com/2008/05/using-sl-with-first-years.html


Using Second Life in a first year undergraduate module (15th May 2008) Presentation and discussion from Sheila Yoshikawa, Maggie Kohime and Ishbel Hartmann. Chatlog at  http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=291


Using Variation Theory to develop a module on information literacy (8th May 2008) Presentation by Sheila Yoshikawa. Blog entry at http://adventuresofyoshikawa.blogspot.com/2008/05/variation.html and relates to powerpoint at http://www.slideshare.net/sheilawebber/variation-theory-as-a-basis-for-designing-a-module-on-teaching-information-literacy/



Is Second Life useful in teaching students how to search the web? (1st May 2008)  Chat log is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=288


The role of libraries in reaching everyday Second Life users: (24th April 2008) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=286


Pitfalls for librarians in SL: (17 April 2008) Chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=285


Web 2.0 and information literacy (10 April 2008), chatlog at  http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=281 assocated links etc at: http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/2008/04/web-20-and-information-literacy.html


Highlights from the 2008 LILAC conference (27 March 2008)  chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=270


Problem Based Learning for Information Literacy (13th March 2008), chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=253 and accompanying handout at http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/13marchnotecard.pdf as a pdf


Information Literate University (26 Feb 2008) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=236 and handout at http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/ILU-SL.pdf


Evaluating educational interventions in Second Life, particularly education for information literacy (14 February 2008) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=234 and handout at  http://dis.shef.ac.uk/sheila/evaluating-notecard.pdf


Report on the Information strategies for researchers conference (7 February 2008) cahtlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=222


Assessment of information literacy (17th January 2008) chatlog at  http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=217 


Samples and sampling in Second Life research (8th January 2008) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=214


Reflections on the International Online conference (December 17th 2007) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=216


Interviewing for research in SL (26 November 2007) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=188.


Report from the information literacy conference in Konstanz (KWIL) (November 15 2007) chat log at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=178.


Things to do with Infolit iSchool (6 Novemver 2007) chatlog at  http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=176


Inquiry Based Learning in Second Life (1 November 2007) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=165


What is important for librarians to learn about Second Life and what role should they be taking? (October 24th 2007) chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=152 (this discussion, and all earlier ones, were on Eduserv Island)


Useful information sources and strategies for learning about how & where to shop (18th September 2007)  chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=129


How should Librarians present themselves in Second Life, or Facebook, My Space or other social networking tools, with a professional or a personal face? (4 September 2007) chatlog is online split into two parts at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=124 and http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=125


Search within Second Life: challenge or disaster? (20 August 2007) Chatlog at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=70




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