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A Hands-On Introduction to Second Life and Select Educational Regions

Are you ready to step into Second Life?  Do you want to know more about how libraries fit into this new world?  Then you’re sure to enjoy and benefit from this Central Ohio Chapter,  American Society for Information Science & Technology (CO-ASIS&T) workshop on Friday, October 2nd, 2009:

“A Hands-On Introduction to Second Life and Select Educational Regions”

If you would like to escape reality and discover Second Life, this hands-on workshop will guide you from setting up an account and creating your own personal avatar, to exploring a variety of educational and exciting regions.  Learn how to master movements and animations, buy or rent land, alter your avatar’s appearance to match your mood, purchase Linden currency online or in-world, manage inventory, use the various screens and search features, and teleport friends.  This workshop will include free time to explore and be creative in-world.

Audience:  This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about Second Life with its educational and library themed regions.

INSTRUCTOR JESSICA HEDGECOCK is a database analyst at OCLC and co-webmaster for the CO-ASIS&T web site.  She is an experienced social player of Second Life and has previously presented an overview on the subject.

DATE/TIME:   Friday, October 2, 2009   Morning 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon,  OR  Afternoon 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM                              
LOCATION:   OHIONET, 1500 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221.   PH:  614-486-2966                  
COST:   $ 40.00 for CO-ASIS&T Members and OHIONET members, $ 50.00 for Non-Members
$25.00 for Students and Retirees

Beverages and snacks will be provided. Seating is limited to 14 per session for this hands-on workshop.

RSVP to at, and be sure to indicate whether you’ll be attending the morning or afternoon session, and whether you will pay by check, credit card or cash. You may pay in advance with credit card by going to this secure URL:

You may also pay in advance by check, or at the door with cash or check. If you are paying by check in advance, please make payable to “CO-ASIS&T” and mail to:  Morag Boyd, CO-ASIS&T, P.O. Box 82046, Columbus, OH 43202.

* Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, September 30, 2009.  All reservations must be paid for unless canceled by this date.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 2nd, 2009!