Jill Hurst-Wahl to Discuss Libraries and Second Life at April 10 lecture

Information consultant and IST adjunct instructor Jill Hurst-Wahl, will give a talk on Libraries & Librarians in Second Life, on Tuesday, April 10 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of E.S.Bird Library. Second Life is a 3-D online digital world that is created by its residents. Currently inhabited by more than 4 million residents, Second Life has become home to a growing number of libraries and librarians. Jill will talk about the work that librarians are doing in Second Life, the spaces they are creating, and why we should pay attention to this activity.

Known as “Jillianna Suisei” in Second Life, Jill is a member of two active library groups and often gives tours of Info Island, an area that offers a variety of library and information services to Second Life residents. In real life, Hurst-Wahl has become a Second Life advocate by giving interviews, writing articles, and speaking formally and informally about Second Life.

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