There is an explanation of how my SL experience has helped me meet some of the Library Science programs required competencies. I have documented six of them:
B, D, H, I, L, and O.
B. compare the environments and organizational settings in which library and information professionals practice;
D. apply the fundamental principles of planning, management and marketing/advocacy;
H. demonstrate proficiency in the use of current information and communication technologies, and other related technologies, as they affect the resources and uses of libraries and other types of information providing entities;
I. use service concepts, principles and techniques that facilitate information access, relevance, and accuracy for individuals or groups of users;
L. understand the nature of research, research methods and research findings; retrieve, evaluate and synthesize scholarly and professional literature for informed decision-making by specific client groups;
O. contribute to the cultural, economic, educational and social well-being of our communities.
Here are a few shots from my v-portfolio that documents these competencies.
This shot shows the book discussion that I held in SL. If you click on Brian Whites book it will take you to the URL where you can view his book electronically for free. Unfortunately if you aren't a San Jose Student or a San Jose Public Library card holder, you won't be able to access the book.
This shot shows virtual reference desk experience I had. I compared it to my experirences with the real life reference desk.
Comp H talks about the ways in which everything in the portfolio is an example of how I have learned to use technology to provide library services.
Comp O discusses the information kiosk that is sitting below the three competencies. If you click on the kiosk you will be given information about groups in Second Life.