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Here is information about our monthly meeting in 2nd Life.

Second Life: AASL-SIGMS Virtual Learning Community
Wed, April 14: 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT
"AdvancED - Libraries & the Accreditation Process"
Presenter: David Hurst

AdvancED makes various recommendations related to school libraries and
information literacy/research-related professional development for schools
it accredits. AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central
Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)
and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on
Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). It is dedicated to
advancing excellence in education worldwide through accreditation, research,
and professional services. AdvancED creates the world's largest education
community, representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts
across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million
students. NCA CASI and SACS CASI schools share a unified, clear and powerful
accreditation process designed to help schools continuously improve. Attend
this event to discuss ways to strengthen your library program. See their
website at Join us at
If you are new to Second Life, set up an account to join us:
1. Go to the Second Life website at several days in advance to set
up your free basic account.
2. Verify that your computer and connectivity meets the systems requirements
3. Click on the orange “Get Started!” button. Go through the subsequent
screens to create your avatar account.
4. Download and install the Second Life viewer software at
5. Open the software and log into Second Life using your avatar first name,
last name, and password. Watch your avatar “be born”. Complete the
orientation activities to learn about how to communicate, move, search, and
edit your appearance.
6. When finished, search “Places” for locations such as Chicago Public
Schools, ISTE, or the American Library Association. Teleport to a favorite
location, explore, and become acquainted with Second Life. (When searching,
make sure the “search mature places” square is checked.)
7. Fifteen minutes prior to scheduled meetings, log on and IM Elaine Tulip
for a teleport to the meeting location or use provided SLURL.


 *Lisa Perez, Area Library Coordinator & Professional Librarian*
Medill Professional Development & Training Ctr.
Department of Libraries & Information Services
1326 W. 14th Place, Rm 218
Chicago, Illinois  60608
773-553-6211 fax

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