Second Life: A Virtual World. Why Are Librarians There?

  • Ilene Frank University of South Florida Tampa Library
Keywords: Second Life, virtual worlds, librarians

Abstract

Educators and librarians have been exploring Second Life, a 3D virtual world. With more and more users in virtual worlds, educators and librarians need to keep themselves informed about the ways these platforms can be useful. Librarians involved in Second Life are experimenting with services and activities to discover the best way to use virtual worlds. This paper recaps a presentation given a WebWise in Miami, Florida, March 2008.

Author Biography

Ilene Frank, University of South Florida Tampa Library
Ilene Frank has been a librarian in reference and instruction at the Tampa Library, University of South Florida since 1974. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the Masters in Distance Education certificate program at UMUC. She has been teaching online since 1996 and is interested in the applications of technology for teaching and learning.
Published
2008-08-08
How to Cite
Frank, I. (2008). Second Life: A Virtual World. Why Are Librarians There?. First Monday, 13(8). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i8.2222
Section
Session 2: The Power of Presentation