Hear ye! Hear ye! San Jose State University Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Renaissance Island in the virtual world of Second Life are pleased to announce a joint Renaissance Faire to be held December 1-4, 2013. Come and hear students make presentations on the Tudor time period, see student-created displays on a variety of topics and enjoy all kinds of entertainment. Entertainment will include Renaissance period music, storytellers, jugglers, jousting, en garde and more! Faire keynoters include Dr. Pat Franks, Associate Professor at SJSU SLIS on VCARA (Virtual Center for Archives and Records) and the work they have done in Second Life for the past six years and how virtual world learning provides important skills for graduate students. Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Executive Director of the South Central New York Regional Library Cooperative , and owner of Renaissance Island will talk about Immersive Learning and the Role Libraries Can Play speaking about the example of Renaissance Island which has existed since February 2007. Put these dates on your calendars! A schedule of speakers and events are now available in Second Life and on the Ning for the course http://tudortimes.ning.com/
. For more information, please contact Lorelei Junot in Second Life or Lori Bell at [log in to unmask]
or Snow Scarmon in Second Life or Chris Nelson at preferred email address.