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Valerie Hill

Community Virtual Library
Library Director
As a librarian and instructor of library and information science with a background in school librarianship, Dr. Hill researches new media in digital culture. Strong interest in information literacy, human-computer interaction, and emerging technology trends for the metamodern, particularly for youth. Background as a National Writing Trainer, specializing in connecting literature to writing. Research area is immersive learning in libraries and education. Recent research project include literacy needs in MOOCs (massive open online courses) and gamification (Minecraft). Speaker on other emerging technology trends in education and librarianship: user-generated content and curation, gamification, virtual worlds, and digital citizenship.Specialties and interests: Information literacy (all formats), digital citizenship, multi-media production, children's literature, immersive learning environments, and 21st century learning standards

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