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Hurst-Wahl to discuss libraries, Second Life at upcoming lecture
Hurst-Wahl to discuss libraries, Second Life at upcoming lectureApril 03, 2007Pamela McLaughlinpwmclaug@syr.edu
Jill Hurst-Wahl, information consultant and adjunct instructor in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, will give a talk, “Libraries & Librarians in Second Life,” on Tuesday, April 10, from 2-3:30 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 four million residents, Second Life has become home to a growing number of libraries and librarians. Hurst-Wahl 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, Hurst-Wahl 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 this new world.
Hurst-Wahl’s lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.