BlueSkunk Johnson, my Second Life avatar, will be participating in National Library Week by giving a talk in Second Life next Monday, April 14th. I am scheduled to speak on the main stage of ALA island on Monday night at 6 PM SLT (Pacific Time).
Beating the No U-Turn Syndrome: A New Approach to Teaching and Enforcing Copyright Compliance: For too long librarians have been seen as “copyright cops,” impeding the use of copyrighted materials by students and staff. This presentation suggests we redefine our roles, helping those we serve take maximum advantage of fair use provisions, finding authorities with a “user-centric” view of copyright enforcement, and teaching others to consider not just the legal, but moral side of intellectual property acquisition, use and re-use. Heated discussion to follow.
(Can you imagine!)
This is only one event being planned for NLW on SecondLife. For more information, check Joyce Valenza's NeverEndingSearch for more information, including how newbies can get started with SL.
Special thanks to my SecondLife guru, Lisa Perez, who is very patient helping me prepare and practice for these events. We're trying voice instead of chat this time so it should be lively!
See you there.