ACRL Second Life Task Force (Association of College and Research Libraries) Committee
Library Buzz on Info Island Tonight at 5 pm PT/SLT: Discussion with ALA Island Avatars Kay Tairov and Oberon Octagon!by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 04:10 pm
Second Life ALA Island avatars Kay Tairov and Oberon Octagon (Tina Coleman and Donavan Vicha, respectively) talk about the American Library Association and the upcoming 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (city of ALA headquarters). RSVP at the Facebook Event Page at http://ow.ly/eFcH
Event on Virtual Presence Blog at http://www.virtual.ala.org/virtualpresence/?p=343
Library Showcase at ILoveLibraries.org — ALA Island: A Community Information Center for Second Life from the American Library Associationby Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm
ALA's newly renovated I Love Libraries web site features ALA Island in its Library Showcase, starting today! As explained in the article –
…Like ALA's Library, which I work for as a Library Reference Specialist, the ALA Island doesn’t have traditional library resources on a variety of topics as a public library would have (and which the Alliance Virtual Library does have set up on Info Island), but is more of a special library focused on dispensing information about ALA, along with being a kind of community information center, helping people become more familiar with navigating the Second Life virtual world and demonstrating its capabilities to bring together people from all over the country (and all over the world) to inform them in a variety of ways, including through audiovisual media, about various aspects of librarianship, including literacy and reading, and censorship and intellectual freedom, thereby expanding and extending what libraries are and what libraries can do.
Lorelei Junot Gallery, May 2009
Current exhibit: 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards - Illustrators
Hi, all! I’m sending this note on behalf of Rhonda Trueman, known in Second Life as Abbey Zenith.
This request concerns the continuation of activities and events in Second Life (SL) by ALA’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of ALA http://www.ala.org/acrl>), whose group is ACRL in SL.
See the ACRL in Second Life Facebook Group for more information.
There is a place for the ACRL Second Life Task Force here on ALA Connect; feel free to join!
– ALALibraryVal Miles
ACRL in SL has had a presence on ALA’s sim, ALA Island (54, 192, 29), for over a year. We’ve offered discussion and speaker events and would like to continue doing these.
The ACRL SL Task Force sunsets this summer. ACRL wishes to continue in Second Life and to do so has requested that we form an ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group that will oversee a volunteer to manage this area and develop programs.
We need 25 ACRL member "signatures" to submit the proposal. If you would like to add your name to this list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your real life first and last name, your ALA membership number and your email address.
SL: Abbey Zenith
Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries — http://books.infotoday.com/books/VirtualWorlds.shtml