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New Directions for Academic Liaison Librarians by Alice Crawford

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Liaison and virtual worlds

Abstract:

Reference and Distance Services Librarian at George Fox University’s Portland Center, Oregon, USA, Robin Ashford, has been a keen early adopter of Second Life, quick to see its relevance and potential for the teaching of her distance students. Within her university’s School of Education, she has had the rewarding experience of liaising with Faculty to teach and support a number of courses, mostly at graduate level. She has enjoyed developing her ‘real world’ librarian role within the virtual realm, providing information about resources in the many fun new ways which Second Life offers, as well as being present to help apprehensive new visitors to the world, uncertain about how to orientate themselves in ...

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