Virginia Tech Gaming and Media Effects Laboratory Director James D. Ivory's book "Virtual Lives: A Reference Handbook" was featured by Virginia Tech Libraries as the focus of its Visible Scholarship Initiative for the month of October 2012. A joint effort between Virginia Tech Libraries and the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the initiative's goal is described on the VSI web site as "to make visible the stages of research and creative scholarship in the liberal arts and human sciences. Illustrating how faculty address key questions, employ varied methods, and produce significant results makes it possible to acknowledge and encourage research and creative activities that engage challenging questions and demonstrate sophisticated understanding."

Dr. Ivory gave a presentation on the book and his research on the topic at a reception held October 3.  A display featuring Dr. Ivory's work and relevant library resources will appear on the second floor of Virginia Tech's Newman Library throughout the month of October.

See more at the VSI page dedicated to Dr. Ivory's book and presentation.