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Banned Books Week in Second Life 2010 Schedule, Sep 26 thru Oct 2, including events and exhibits on ALA Islandby Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 04:10 am
2010 Banned Books Week in Second Life Schedule, Sep 26 thru Oct 2 -
See blog post for details. SLT is Second Life Time, which is the same as Pacific Time.
Sunday, September 26th
4pm – 6pm SLT
Opening Concert featuring Trowzer Boa – Jazz Sax & the Robot Band
ALA Island Main Stage
Monday, September 27th
4pm – 5pm SLT
Book Challenges Panel Discussion (presented by the Community Virtual Library)
Info Island Amphitheater in Second Life
5:30pm – 7:00 pm SLT
Banned Books "You Can’t Ban Imagination" Party
Celebrate your right to read freely at this party with a theme pulled from science-fiction and fantasy based literature.
Tuesday, September 28th
6pm – 7pm SLT
Book Discussion Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (presented by Community Virtual Library)
Wednesday, September 29th
6pm – 7pm SLT
Book Discussion: Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants
ALA Island Banned Books Town Square
Thursday, September 30th
Noon – 2pm SLT
Banned Books Week Trivia Game Show
ALA Island Banned Books Town Square
Friday, October 1st
1pm – 4pm SLT
Banned Books Week Machinima Screening
ALA Island Main Stage
Saturday, October 2nd
9am – 10am SLT
Book Discussion: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
ALA Island Banned Books Town Square
1pm – 3pm SLT
Banned Books Week 2010 Virtual Read Out
ALA Island Main Stage
4pm – 6pm SLT
Banned Books Week Closing Concert featuring Jewels Osterham
ALA Island Main Stage
Exhibits -- and More! - Available All Week Long -- and Beyond!
Community Virtual Library’s Banned Book Week Banned Book Poster Display
Contact: Rocky Vallejo
Learn more about banned and challenged books through an informative exhibit of poster entries. Displays will be displayed on Info Island through October 9th.
Banned Books Interactive Display
This interactive display, designed by Clicquot Oh, explains the reasons why some books have been challenged. On display at the I Love Libraries lounge on ALA Island through October 2nd.
FREE! Banned Books Week Robot and Robot Tiny Avatar
This year’s Banned Books Week mascot is an adorable robot and he’s available as a freebie either as a stand-alone interactive display or as a tiny avatar to wear. Both are available from vendors at the ALA Island Main Stage. (Built and scripted by Sept Doigts)
Tidewater Community College
Tidewater Community College is celebrating Banned Book Week 2010 with a Second Life exhibit on the set of their latest video triumph "Banned Book Week at Rosie’s House," starring Pat Swordthain as the Book Policeman and Gardenia Mills as Rosie and the Dragon. Come to TCC Island, watch the video, and tour the set.
Stepanovych’s 1st Amendment / Banned Books Awareness Project
Kick off September 25th 2010 in conjunction with the American Library Association Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Loosely modeled after a scene from George Orwell’s 1984 and drawing from the words of Orwell and Bradbury regarding censorship. This instillation features a video of 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century that have been the target of ban attempts. The scene is a representation of a world where censorship has "cleansed" society… dreary, dull, used, and without "life"
Free 2010 Banned Books Week Robot at ALA Island in Second Life!/L$10,000 Linden Banned Books Week Machinima Contestby Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 09:02 pm
Come to ALA Island (128, 107, 29) -- http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/128/107/29/ -- and get a FREE 2010 Banned Books Week Robot! It's part of the fun for the upcoming Banned Books Week in Second Life, which includes a special 2010 BBW (Banned Books Week) Machinima Contest with FIRST PRIZE OF L$10,000. That's right, I said 10,000 Linden Dollars!
Find out more details, including the theme and other rules and specifications and that you can have an unlimited number of entries at:
Banned Books Week in Second Life -- 2010 BBW Machinima Contest
As part of the celebration of Banned Books Week in Second Life, we’re inviting everyone to take part in our Banned Books Week in Second Life Machinima Contest. The theme for this year’s banned Books Week is "Think for yourself and let others do the same" and this should inspire the theme of your machinima entry.
1st Prize - 10,000 Lindens; BBW 2010 T-shirt; winning video featured on OIF Blog and in AL Direct
2 Runners Up – BBW 2010 T-shirt; winning video featured on OIF Blog
Submissions will be accepted between August 22, 2010 and September 25, 2010, participants can enter as many videos as they’d like.
Find out more about Banned Books Week, September 25-October 2 2010, at http://www.ala.org/bbooks
June 26 2010 Simultaneous ALA Annual Conference Meetings on ALA Island start at 10:30am Pacfic Time/Second Life Timeby Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 04:20 pm
Can’t get to a comic book store or your local library? Come to ALA Island in Second Life and celebrate the spirit by watching the 1941 Fleischer Supermananimated short at the Galen Noltenius Sky Platform and/or by listening to an episode of the Archie Andrews radio show in Story Hour Garden. Both presentations are courtesy of the Internet Archive.
Superman (1941), Fleischer Studios - Video at Galen Noltenius Sky Platform on ALA Island (206, 100, 46) [May 1-2 only]. HAPPY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! In celebration, see the animated ten-minute short, Superman (1941), which was produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer — and voiced by the actors doing the syndicated radio show at the time. Find out more via IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034247. Also see the Superman Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman#In_other_media. Runtime: 10:20. Courtesy of the Internet Archive:http://www.archive.org/details/superman_1941
Archie Andrews radio show - New TV Set episode - at Story Hour Garden on ALA Island (25, 101, 21). HAPPY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! In celebration, hear the “New TV Set” episode of the Archie Andrews radio show, adapted from the long-running Archie Andrews comic books series and characters. See the Archie Andrews Wikiepedia entry athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Andrews_%28comics%29#Archie_on_radio. Runtime: 29:13. Courtesy of the Internet Archive:http://www.archive.org/details/ArchieAndrewsOTR
Grand Opening of the SJSU SLIS Second Life Career Info Center, hosted by ALASC
You are invited to the Grand Opening of the SJSU SLIS Second Life Career Info Center! This is a gathering place and information resource for job seekers in library science looking for work in real-life libraries and in online settings. Lori Bell, Director of Innovation at Alliance Library System, will be speaking on career opportunities; Jill Klees, Career Consultant/Resume Specialist with the San Jose State University Career Center, will give us an overview of the newly launched SLIS Career Development Website; and Jeremy Kemp Assistant Director, Second Life Campus, will close the speakers' session with a few concluding remarks. We will end the night with a quick tour of the SL Career Info Center, after a fun tube ride and ski run down the mountain.
When: Monday, April 26, 2010
Time: 6:00-7:15 p.m. SLT (Pacific)
Where: SJSU SLIS Second Life Career Info Center
6:00-6:20 p.m. Lori Bell: Careers
6:20-6:40 p.m. Jill Klees: SJSU Career Center
6:40-7:00 p.m. Jeremy Kemp: Closing
7:00 p.m. Susie Quinn: Overview of SJSU SL Career Info Center resources and videos
Use your browser to find the location in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/165/99/33
This will take you next to the Career Info Center, where you will ride a ski lift up to the presentation. SJSU student avatars "Snow Scarmon" and "Clicquot Oh" will be on hand to help you get around and fix any audio issues. Please use a headset.
You will need the Second Life Viewer 2.0 to view the sources at the Career Info Center, but not for the actual presentation.
For people who are new to Second Life, these orientations will be an added opportunity to become familiar and more comfortable with the Second Life environment. Each session will help you learn how to text chat, move around, cam around, and hear voice. There will also be tips on etiquette and what passes as Second Life good behavior. Now if an individual is having a bad experience, hopefully this instruction will get them settled down and help learn how to have a good time in Second Life. Hopefully this instruction will prevent individuals from having a bad experience, and allow them to settle in and have a good time in Second Life.
Friday, April 23, 5:00 p.m. SLT (Pacific)
Sunday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. SLT (Pacific)
Questions? Contact Susie Quinn, ALASC Co-Chair/Web Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you in Second Life for this great event!
Susie Quinn/Susie Schridde
Co-Chair/Web Coordinator ALASC
Web Committee CARL
San Jose State University American Library Association Student Chapter
ALA Student Chapter of the Year 2009 & 2010
Please take brief survey by Archivist Llewellyn -- From "virtual reference services" to "virtual world reference services"by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:16 am
Please take the brief 7-question survey, From “virtual reference services” to “virtual world reference services” — http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9DQ7DQ9
The survey comes from Archivist Llewellyn , director of the the Library and Archives at NASA CoLab in Second Life — as explained in the Winter 2010 Metropolitan Archivist cover story, “The Library and Archives at NASA CoLab in Second Life: A Virtual Co(-l)laboratory (PDF; 11 MB).”
(By Tricky Lexington!)
Are you new to Second Life (SL)? Or has it been a while since you last assumed your avatar’s skin?
Consider brushing up on your essential skills by attending an orientation session for ALA’s upcoming virtual worlds and libraries online conference, The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds, to be held March 5th through 6th, 2010.
Orientation sessions will be held on:
- Tuesday March 2nd from 5-6 PM SLT/PST;
- Wednesday, March 3rd from 1-2 PM SLT/PST;
- Thursday March 4th from 6-7 PM SLT/PST;
- Friday March 5th from 8-9 AM SLT/PST.
All orientations will take place at Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island (205, 56, 61) - http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/205/56/61
Feel free to contact Valerie Hawkins by e-mail or send an IM to Second Life Avatar ALALibraryVal Miles with any questions.
Banned Books Week Town Square on ALA Island in Second Life (Feb 2010)
In an attempt to gather together the various photos and photo-sets on Flickr of ALA Island as well as of ALA members and staff at Second Life events under one umbrella, the following Public Flickr Group was created –
Snapshots of the American Library Association (ALA) in the Second Life virtual world, including pictures taken on ALA Island -- http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/communicate/alaislandinsecondlife/index.cfm -- as well as pictures taken by ALA staff and members at various other locations within Second Life, including libraries, universities, and museums, as well as library, library association, and museum islands. And more!
Feel free to join and add your photos to the Group!
ONE MORE CHANGE! Call for POSTER sessions extended to March 1! -- Call for Proposals for March 5 & 6 2010 Call for Proposals for an Online and In-World Conference: “The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds”by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 05:18 pm
DEADLINE FOR POSTER SESSIONS SUBMISSIONS CHANGED to MARCH 1, 2010 (as of January 29):
The call for POSTER sessions (held in Second Life, on ALA Island) for this conference has been extended. Deadline is now March 1. We're especially interested in posters from museum projects! The poster builds are not complicated and we can help. Please ask if you have questions! -Beth/Alice
Virtual Worlds and Libraries Online Conference (from Lori Bell)
The American Library Association Virtual Communities and Libraries Member Initiative Group (ALA VCL MIG) and Virtual Worlds Interest Group of ALA's ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of ALA) in collaboration with the Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services, invites librarians, library staff members, museum staff members, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs and posters related to the topic of libraries in virtual worlds. invites librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit proposals for programs related to the topic of libraries in virtual worlds. The conference will be held online using OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) web conferencing software, with demonstrations, tours, and poster sessions in virtual worlds such as Second Life.
The conference dates are Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, 2010. Proposals are due Friday, January 22, 2010 (previously was January 15). We will notify you by Monday, February 1, whether or not your proposal has been accepted. Please send proposals to: email@example.com.
“The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds” online conference will feature interactive, live online sessions using OPAL web conferencing, with demonstrations, tours, and poster sessions in virtual
worlds such as Second Life. We are interested in a broad range of submissions that highlight current, evolving and future issues and opportunities involving virtual worlds, libraries, and museums. These include but are not limited to the following themes:
• Starting a Library or Museum in a virtual world
· Museum and Library exhibits in virtual worlds
· Planning events in virtual worlds
• How to Build a Library/Museum Presence in Second Life
• Working with a Class in Second Life or another virtual world
• Virtual World platforms conducive to the missions of libraries and museums
• The future for virtual environments and libraries/museums
• Information Literacy in virtual worlds
• Health information services in virtual worlds
• Museum and library collaboration in virtual worlds
• Library collaboration in virtual worlds
• Working with other campus agencies and cultural institutions in virtual worlds
• Handheld library/museum applications of virtual worlds
• Reference services in virtual worlds
This conference accepts proposals for presentations delivered in several online formats:
• A featured 45 minute presentation
• Panel discussion with others (10 minutes of presentation)
• Poster sessions on ALA Island in Second Life
· Tours and demonstrations in the virtual world of your choice
Submit proposals by completing the form beneath by no later than Friday, January 22, 2010. You will be notified by Monday, February 1 if your proposal has been accepted.
Presenters Are Expected To:
• Conduct an online session using OPAL web conferencing system, or conduct a poster session on ALA Island in Second Life, or provide a demonstration or tour in a virtual world of your choice.
• Provide a photo, bio and program description for the conference website by February 10, 2010
• Respond to questions from attendees
• Attend a brief online orientations session on OPAL web conferencing prior to the conference dates.
Poster Session Information:
• The Poster Session will take place on ALA Island in Second Life (Second Life avatar and client software required).
• Poster presenters should be available during one or both of the active poster session times:
Friday, March 5, 12 – 1 PM SLT (NOTE: SLT = Pacific time)
Saturday, March 6, 12 – 1 AM SLT
• Poster builds will be limited to two objects and a total of 15 prims. Include one “slide show” object and one “giver” object that can dispense notecards, landmarks or other content. The slideshow object should be no larger than 5 x 5. This session is equivalent to a “real life” poster session. We are limiting presenters to specific building requirements to reduce lag and allow participation regardless of building experience. We can provide
template objects to anyone who would like them. (These include all scripts so you would just need to customize with your own images and information.)
Please fill out the following information for your proposal:
Title of Session:
Description of Session: (100 words or less)
Presenter(s): (Please include real name and institution)
Program platform: (OPAL speaker presentation, Poster session on ALA Island
in Second Life, or specify the virtual world you will be using)
If Poster Session: Which session(s) will you attend? (mark one or both)
_____ Friday, March 5, 12 – 1 PM SLT
_____ Saturday, March 6, 12 – 1 AM SLT
Program Contact Information: (Name, institution, address, email address, phone number)
Thank you for considering a submission for conference participation. If you have questions, please contact:
As announced previously, the 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast video (1 hour) has landed on ALA Island! Awards announced include the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the various Coretta Scott King Awards, the Geisel and Printz Awards, Alex Awards, and more! Teleport directly to the Main Stage - http://tinyurl.com/slyma2010
Available "on demand" 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Click your movie camera icon and enjoy!
For a full accounting of all of the awards announced so far from the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, see the ALA MemberBlog entries, 2010 Youth Media Award Winners Announced, RUSA Announces Outstanding Reference and Notable Books, and Want More on the Youth Media Awards?