I’m excited to be presenting at Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education & Museums this Saturday with my pal Anne Mostad-Jensen. We’re giving a 45-minute presentation about each of our research projects that are currently in progress. At this point, we’ll each be sharing our methodological approaches that can help SL institutions better get to know their users’ needs, behaviors and preferences. We’ll be presenting this as a ‘toolkit’ for embracing evidence-based practice to continue to build world-class library services in SL.
Preparing for it has involved getting comfortable with voice communication in SL. I had some technical challenges that really frustrated me. But, after using a different computer, these issues have been resolved. Then, we got to learn about rezzing a power point slideshow in Second Life. Anne did all the heavy lifting on that one (thank you!) but I’ve learned a bit about creating in-world objects as a result.
Throughout all of this, the conference organizers (including many librarians) have been immensely helpful. They’ve offered practice sessions that Anne and I attended, pictured below: